Track Review

Silent Station – Gridlock

Caution – this one is NOT for the ones with a weak heart.
This one’s an action-packed highly energetic theme to move to.

With awesome futuristic synth arpeggios, this track takes you right to the point with a no-nonsense intro. Usually, it’s quite difficult to introduce an electro dance track, but right here it just works great somehow. Did you ever receive a message you didn’t expect? You know, something that changed the whole tone of the day (or your life, maybe) with a BOOM? This track would be the musical equivalent to such a scenery.

Those crisp synth lines are cutting their way through your ears, while the pumping beat does the rest to make you move almost instantly. Not necessarily dancing, but grooving at your desk or behind the wheel with a grin on your face. I love when a producer knows how to trigger emotions without the usage of any vocal one-shots or thick, multi-layered passages. The mix is done smooth, with using all the available bandwidth and no peaks or glitches in the process. The somewhat dark scenery is one of the signature elements of Silent Station, while listening to the other tracks like “Cable” or “Proxy” (the newest of his releases), it’s clear that the producer loves to use those dark synth basic settings to get some feeling injected into the tracks. Another element would be the intelligent, half-industrial setting. This seems to be chaotic sometimes, but that’s exactly what’s intended. With this effect, your pulse is getting faster while listening, because it creates this “I gotta leave NOW”-feeling. Awesome, isn’t it?

So…who’s the mastermind behind the name “Silent Station”? I’d love to tell you, but… I really don’t know. With the limited time I got for my info search per track, I couldn’t find any additional information regarding the artist, the origins or future plans. If I had his/her skill with producing such outstanding electro tracks, I’d make sure everybody knows me out there. Since this seems to be a secret, only reason I can think of is that it is intended NOT TO give any information. Okay, I know that also is a thing with artists. Some like to stay in the shades. But in my opinion, you gotta tell the world something about you. A portfolio, a webpage. A facebook fanpage. Anything. Without these, all I can tell you is – this is awesome music, and I really hope to hear more from “Silent Station” in the future.



Florian Maier

CEO/Producer at kings mountain studios (kms). Drummer. Sound explorer. Music enthusiast. Critic. Writer. Husband. Father. All stacked up in 1.88 m, 80 kg.

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