I've been a huge melodic psytrance fan from the beginning of my music exploration days and if we talk about the best of it in modern days, you have to mention Static Movement. Static Movement is made up by Isreali trance master Shahar Shtrikman, who's an incredible composer. The way he approaches this genre of music is filled with tasteful, memorable melodies and powerful beats, surrounded by many layers of electronic nuances. The sound is marvelous, the production is great, and it's no wonder Static Movement inspires each time I'd crank to volume up, listening to it.

As his bio says;

"Shahars involvement in music started in the early childhood, sounds of the piano in the living room, and his mother, (a great classical music player and teacher), being a great influence to him.

Six years old, he was playing piano and liked it a lot. In the year 1996, while he discoverd goa trance, Shahar sat down with some friends, who showed him “Impulse Tracker”, a program for producing music. After some time of initial producing, he started a new goa trance project under the name “Impulser”.

After experimenting with various sequencers Shahar decided to study sound engineering to become professional. In 2006 he moved to Tel Aviv and started his studies at “yoav gera sound school”. Meanwhile he was working in a recording studio named “Oz studios” for two years. There he gained alot of experience, recording punk rock, metal, alternative rock among other genres, using both analog and digital equipment.

In 2011 Shahar started to produce progressive trance and instantly realized that this was what he was looking for, to express his feelings music wise and write music with story telling, in combination with his piano skills. From the begining it became obvious that Shahar were in for something big. He have since been releasing alot of his music with the best labels in the world..."

The next thing to mention is the production quality. "Sol" is the album we often use in the studio for a reference on how the bass is controlled.  I sometimes sit in my car and just hit the road to enjoy listening to Static Movement albums. "Sol" and "Sian" are simply put - masterpieces. Incredibly melodic vocal and lead synth lines which remain with you forever, decorated with countless colorful arpeggiators. 

Tomo Bacurin is also a fan, and one day we got Static Movement t-shirts and put a selfie on Instagram. Shahar Shtrikman saw that photo and gave us big thumbs up! 

My favorite songs are "Sol", "Heaven", "Put Your Sunglasses On", and "Dreaming On".