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Deep Blue by: Gustavo Jobim

Deep Blue by Gustavo Jobim is an interesting combination of tracks, composed in 2020 and 2021, of soundscapes and soundtracks. I like that vintage digital synthesizers are well represented here. As much as I like true analog, digital synths of the '80s and '90s are capable of some amazing ambient sounds that morph and evolve continually, as heard in Exploring the Catacombs of Paris.

This album reminds me of soundtrack albums from other electronic artists. If you are like me, you have listened to many of them in the hopes of finding obscure material from your favorite artists. This album has the same feel to me. The way the tracks are presented as themes for particular scenes in the film. With its variety of sounds and styles, Deep Blue could easily be a soundtrack to a new film.

Racing DeLoreans for instance is the perfect action chase soundtrack and Rio-Berlin instantly reminds me of the closing credits of a film. It may be more of an '80s thing, but it is something that seems so familiar. This does not take anything away from the compositions themselves. Each one of these tracks is exceptional. I simply found it amusing as I listened to imagine what my imaginary hero was doing in that particular scene.

Overall Deep Blue is a pleasure to listen to. I particularly enjoyed the variety of sounds and styles used on the tracks and how much they reminded me of my favorite movie soundtracks. I will have to add this one to my list!

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