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Celebrating Spencer Brown’s second album years after rise to fame at the Gorge

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Spencer Brown’s career was accelerated in 2017 at our very own Gorge Amphitheater. For the Group Therapy 250 celebrations, Brown played the official after-party set in the campgrounds. 27 months later he has become an all-star on Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats label. Now, we’re celebrating his second album.

Brown’s new album, Stream of Consciousness was released on January 31, 2020. This one is also a mix-album. Meaning there are no pauses between tracks and all the songs have transitions built-in.

Brown has established himself as a progressive house mastermind. Think music like Eric Prydz and Deadmau5. On Stream of Consciousness we start out slow and melodic, but each song is followed by a faster and louder track. This album is begging to be played with bass. Each track is specifically made with the dance floor in mind.

Standout Tracks:

Since Stream of Consciousness is a mix-album the tracks are not designed to be shuffled

Chance On Us
Coming in at #6 on the tracklist. Chance on Us is separated from the rest by its complicated beat structure. This one feels almost like trip-hop, or breakbeat. Think Andrew Bayer Immortal Lover or Lido’s work. This is one of two tracks that have lyrical work, Paperwhite did magnificently on vocals.

Resilience
We love the hype and this one got us amped. Easily our favorite. Listen for some out of this world production techniques. How would you describe the spinning noise at 0:56 seconds? That same spinning noise shows itself again in the next track Donna. After 4 minutes of breathtaking melody, layer by layer the payoff is incredible. The drop in Resilience shines with CO2 cannons and smiles everywhere.

Womaa –
Spencer Brown gets really upbeat for track 12/12. The melody is the key to Womaa. Close your eyes and let yourself smile. Such a happy and pleasant goodbye to the Stream of Consciousness. With house and trance sensibilities on Womaa we can categorize Spencer Brown into progressive house.

Spencer Brown is quoted that The Stream of Consciousness took over 300 different versions before he found the message he wanted to deliver. This one is for zoning out and just feeling the melodies. Enjoy

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