Argy New World album cover Afterlife
Argy New World album cover Afterlife

We listened to Argy’s new album ‘New World’: Our Review

Argy album on Afterlife ‘New World’ is a generation-defining magnum opus equally honoring melodic techno's mystical origins and prophesying its future boundless expansion into boundless consciousness

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Few albums this year carried more anticipation for me than Argy‘s grandiose new offering “New World“.

His uniquely ethereal aesthetic – blending sweeping emotional melodies with granite-heavy club constructions – established Argy as the genre’s premier trailblazer and visionary.

So when lead single “Faus” with Son Of Son arrived heralding a new full-length, expectations instantaneously stratospherized for dance music’s latest magnum opus.

Could “New World” provide the culminating artistic statement and final tonal mastery for melodic techno’s wildly popular yet still avant-garde-adjacent movement? Let’s find out.

I had the chance to listen to Argy’s new album New World and, even if some songs were kind of already public – because played during his performances around the world – the first non-stop listen of the full album has been exceptional.

Could “New World” cement Argy’s visionary legacy? Provide the culminating artistic statement for an entire musical movement he’s inarguably shaped and redefined? As fans who witnessed his stratospheric rise first-hand, we desperately craved reassurance his innovation wouldn’t plateau.

So, let’s dive into it.

New World: A Front-to-Back Journey

Crucially, from its epically sweeping opening suite, “New World” establishes itself as Argy’s magnum opus – a purposefully sequenced journey into his psyche rather than disconnected tracks. Collaborator Son Of Son‘s haunting vocals on “Faus” immediately immerse us into that shadowy, mystical sonic realm.

The transition to “No One’s Coming” is mesmeric – Weekend Heroes‘ blissful celestial melodies evacuating any remaining air from the haunting opener. It’s exhilarating and overwhelming from moment one, like cathedrals of crumbling sound shaping Argy’s remarkably cinematic vision.

As expected, renowned smashes reappear, elevated by context: super-single “Aria” arises as both climactic apex and tonal reset midway through the front-suite. Its widescreen beauty only enhances the new outputs enriching every brilliant transition point pre/post-comeback.

Argy & Omnya - Aria [Live from Tomorrowland]

All Day Long” showcases Argy’s uncanny ability to synthesize elevating, hands-raising bliss with ominously heavy synthetic dissonance. Beyond solidifying Afterlife’s dominance, it hints that there’s more novel explorations ahead – a phenomenal combination of the dependable and unknown.

Indeed, “Collision” quickly rewrites the techno-trance paradigm via awe-inspiring synth architecture. Like titanic pipe organs calling across mist-choked fjords, its dazzling celestial melodies become something quasi-religious, cosmic, and terrestrial smashing together against apocalyptic basslines. Many will consider it “New World’s” consummate highlight.

Yet the album continues shape-shifting – “Dreamstates” transporting us into heavenly washes of ecstasy before sledgehammer beats recalibrate momentum into suffocating futurism. The presence of his mega-collab Higher Power” with Anyma/Magnus feels wholly organic here, not obligatory fan service.

With these established classics carefully placed amidst envelope-pushers like “GURU” and potent interstellar confections (“Phanteon” remains utterly sublime), Argy establishes transcendent “New World” as nothing less than dance music’s era-defining and generation-bridging work.

A Minor Misstep?

However, constructive criticisms could arguably levy that some interluding respites or transitional soundscapes feel essential to alleviate intensity. New World” is breathlessly dense, overwhelming frontloaded ensuring the strongest anthems connect – but arguably its own insular cyclone in process.

Yet this critique seems needlessly granular when witnessing an artistic achievement essentially rewriting what mega-albums can accomplish. Argy’s unwavering focus, cerebral-emotional duality, and progressive-yet-nostalgic ethos absolutely coalesce into a zeitgeist-defining obelisk.

Argy New World in conclusion


By somehow balancing titanic emotion with dizzying technical acrobatics, Argy validates melodic techno’s underground heritage while kickstarting new post-millennium sonic revolutions destined to reverberate indefinitely.

Masterful in scope yet tactile and inviting, “New World” unlocks primordial gateways to the mythical headspaces spiritualists, psychedelics, and questing trance explorers sought for generations.

Argy “New World” is 2024’s cosmic game-changer – and its architect an immortal mastermind.