In a series of enigmatic Instagram posts, each added within 24 hours of the other, GAIA‘s IG account has been revived. These posts have led to fans speculating new music is on the way…
The group lead by Armin Van Buuren and Benno de Goeij has yet to release any new project since their Moons of Jupiter was debuted ADE 2018. The three new posts show the names of the actual Galilean Moons of Jupiter: Metis, Adrastea, Amalthea, and Thebe. All posts are complemented with similar descriptions, relating to their physical description :
“Orbiting within Io’s orbit, which is the innermost of the four largest moons of Jupiter (called the Galilean moons), are four smaller moons named Metis, Adrastea, Amalthea, and Thebe. All the moons within this grouping are oddly shaped, lacking either the mass and/or fluidity of composition to pull themselves into a reasonably spherical shape. The Galileo spacecraft has revealed some surface features, including impact craters, hills, and valleys.[…]”
GAIA offers a more experimental form of van Buuren‘s and de Goeij‘s trance, never shying away from underground sounds or from innovative harmonies. Their latest single, Crossfire, was a creative blend of rhythm and uplifting progression. The Moons of Jupiter project was felt to have remained on standby for the past months.
When we caught up with Armin during Miami Music Week he gave us some insight on this Gaia album, but told us the tracks were not finished at the time. Could we see an EP of 4 tracks? Perhaps – but only time will tell.