Continuing his rapid ascent to the forefront of progressive techno, Brooklyn DJ and producer Brian Cid is set to release his much anticipated debut artist album ‘Meteorite Man’ on the highly-respected label Balance Music. Arriving on December 7, the album marks the culmination of a groundbreaking year for the much vaunted producer.
Going further than ever before, ‘Meteorite Man’ offers a stunning ten-track masterpiece that takes listeners on an immersive musical journey filled with his lush and signature melodic style. The title track opens with eight minutes of cinematic deep space ambiance that is wholly spellbinding and begins the cosmic voyage with perfectly crafted sci-fi details. “Soledad” features soft, rolling drums carrying on the exploration as scintillating synths hang in the air above with real poise and purpose. The exquisite “Limits” is a dancefloor aligned track but is just as epic with its expansive synth work and “Ascenso” is another majestic 10 minutes of enthralling and progressive synths. To contrast, “Friendly Strangers” gets a bit darker, with heavier moods and drums all speaking of inner turmoil.
The second half of the album touches on dramatic cosmic storms on “Amman Dolore” and powerful drum programming on “Quest,” which is a marching groove with real menace. The absorbing “Eden” then lifts the spirit with beautiful celestial chords and keys that are filled with hope, “Liar Eyes” twists and turns on warm solar winds and “Doors of Perception” closes things out with another perfectly drawn out track of pensive drums and reflective synths that leave listeners adrift.
With a rich history in music from playing drums as a youngster to experimenting with his own compositions and working in the pop and hip hop worlds as an audio engineer for more than a decade, Brian Cid’s studio skills have led his productions to releases on esteemed labels like fabric, Get Physical, Knee Deep In Sound and more. Rounding out a year that had Cid venture to new heights including his Ibiza appearances at Heart, headlining North America’s latest impressive indoor/outdoor venue The Brooklyn Mirage, and launching his own event and label series ENDANGERED, ‘Meteorite Man’ perfectly positions the DJ/producer for what is sure to be a defining year ahead.
Brian Cid’s ‘Meteorite Man’ will be available on Balance Music on December 7.