This little page gives a short description of the various projects as well as the main musical targets.
The 'main' project, mostly focusing on epic, emotional trance. Most of the time lots of sweeping pads, plucky synths and distinctive leads.
- Van Gelder:
My project focusing on heavier sounds, big basslines, big breaks (strings, choirs, pads) and heavy leads.
- Blue Manta:
This alias makes use one of my favourite elements in trance: the piano. Mostly a softer approach, while staying true uplifting trance.
Variation on the main themes, by introducing some more balearic touches.
- The Elemental:
This project differs a bit from the others because I like to use some different sounds for it. Different bass patterns, percussion patterns and song structures.
My old trance project, signed to Xing Records to bring you pure, unadultered uplifting trance.
- Infinite Streams:
My old hard trance project, similar in style to Shokk, Flutlicht, Dumonde and the like.
- Skunk Works:
Collaboration project between Steven Lowe and myself. Mostly darker trance with a 'deeper' feeling.
Collaboration project between Bryan Kearney and myself. Has its own 'bleepy' sound to it, alongside strong saw pads and leads.