2019 has been a year of tremendous activity from the Armin van Buuren camp. The trance titan recently interrupted the flow of his successive series of singles with the release of the inaugural GAIA album, Moons of Jupiter. Produced alongside fellow GAIA constituent, Benno de Goeij, the 21-song endeavor was a clear stylistic detion from the commercial, dance-pop side of van Buuren. But the story doesn’t end there.
An extended effort, an album the length of Moons of Jupiter would reasonably give fans cause to believe that van Buuren’s next release couldn’t possibly come so soon after his last GAIA production, but suffice to say, more van Buuren music is indeed on the way.
The trance pioneer announced that he would be following Moons of Jupiter in LP format during his Main Stage set at Electric Zoo’s recently concluded 2019 iteration. And now, he’s solidified the impending album’s arrival day, landing October 25, and entitled, Balance. The endeavor, according to the man himself, will be an explorations of sorts, “into known and unknown territories while finding the balance in between.” Pre-order here.
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