After much anticipation and speculation over the years about the release of a possible Gaia album, 2019 finally seems to be the year when it will see the light of day.
Yes, you heard us right! Armin Van Buuren and Benno De Goeij are all set to release a debut album under their combined moniker.
After releasing a series of cryptic messages online via Instagram and Facebook, the main man finally released a short video giving fans a glimpse of the impending album. Titled “Moons of Jupiter”, the album reeks of the characteristic Gaia aura. Amsterdam Dance Event saw a successful test run of the album concept at Paradiso last October. However, no release date or month has been announced for the album.
Based on the posts that we see online, the album may have a tracklist dedicated to the names of the moons of Jupiter, each and every track representing one particular moon of Jupiter.
The album will be released on June 21. Armin even played 3 singles from the album – “Euporie”, “Europa” and “Carpo”, yesterday on ASOT.
It will be interesting to see Armin van Buuren return back to the sounds he was once renowned for. After releasing a string of commercial chartbusters such as “Phone Down”, “Blah Blah”, “Revolution” and a lot more, the Gaia album will see him produce tracks that are more trance oriented and much darker in the vibe as compared to the regular, club tailored tracks.
It will also be fascinating to see how the album fares. Gaia is known for its stellar releases such as “Tuvan”, “Empire Of Hearts”, “Inyathi” and a lot more that are have now been dubbed as all-time classics.
Will the album revive the original Gaia sound? Will it be experimental or will it be worth the wait? Only time will tell. Till then, keep an eye on this space for more information