19 Songs, 1 Hour 19 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It was the soaring sound of uplifting trance that first gave Austin, Texas’ Tritonal their wings. But after their 2011 debut album Piercing the Quiet, the duo altered course: 2016’s Painting With Dreams shed the driving rhythms and ethereal melodies in favor of sumptuous future-house textures—and the occasional nod to straight-up pop. U & Me continues in that direction: Tempos are tempered by the recent influence of tropical house, and guest singers’ voices are pushed pleasingly front and center. They haven’t left the main stage behind—peak-time tracks like “Leaving Here Alone” and “Love U Right” are built to scale up—but by and large, this is the most deeply in touch with their feelings that Tritonal have ever gotten. It’s a good look: Highlights like “When I’m With U” and “Out My Mind” have the kind of emotional resonance that transcends dance music’s shifting winds.

EDITORS’ NOTES

It was the soaring sound of uplifting trance that first gave Austin, Texas’ Tritonal their wings. But after their 2011 debut album Piercing the Quiet, the duo altered course: 2016’s Painting With Dreams shed the driving rhythms and ethereal melodies in favor of sumptuous future-house textures—and the occasional nod to straight-up pop. U & Me continues in that direction: Tempos are tempered by the recent influence of tropical house, and guest singers’ voices are pushed pleasingly front and center. They haven’t left the main stage behind—peak-time tracks like “Leaving Here Alone” and “Love U Right” are built to scale up—but by and large, this is the most deeply in touch with their feelings that Tritonal have ever gotten. It’s a good look: Highlights like “When I’m With U” and “Out My Mind” have the kind of emotional resonance that transcends dance music’s shifting winds.

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