Here is the fourth installment of Mr. Sam’s yearly Opus series. The first chapter came out in 2007, with a new album coming out each year. The first three Opus compilations were all double-disc releases on Black Hole Recordings, but this fourth album contains only one mix. The inspiration for this release came from one of Mr. Sam’s visits to the holy land, where he claims he picked up the ‘Jerusalem syndrome’, described as the existentialist feeling one gets when visiting the historic city. I have never been there myself, but I can only imagine the cultural heritage Mr. Sam must have encountered there.

Opus Quarto begins with the Jerusalem intro track. The next track is a nice vocal song produced by newcomer Amurai, and it features the help of 21 year-old Dallas-based vocalist Sean Ryan. Persuade Me is a great filler track, and it is mixed into a decent vocal track produced by Pinkflood (Shane 54) with the voice of Tiff Lacey. The young Columbian KhoMha  graces the album with the next two songs, which are both dark and chunky. The Israeli Sesta fittingly finds his way into the album with three of his newest tunes, including the awesome remix of Forever Waiting.  The album progresses nicely, and ends with some really funky stuff like Love Lost and Hindi. Moonpax (three Israeli dudes) closes things out with their psy-influenced Ahava. The one thing I wasn’t too impressed with was the mixing of the album. Some transitions seemed a little incomplete and left me pretty unsatisfied. Other than that, I appreciate all of the new material Mr. Sam shares with us and I’m glad he’s continuing on with his Opus series.

Mr. Sam – Opus Quarto:Jerusalem
01 Thomas DeColita – Jerusalem (Opus Quarto Intro)
02 Amurai featuring Sean Ryan – Killing Me Inside (Intro Mix)
03 Makotrax – Persuade Me
04 Pinkflood featuring Tiff Lacey – Someone Like You
05 Mr Sam featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw – One Day (KhoMha Remix)
06 KhoMha – Sharem (Sunrise Mix)
07 Mr Sam vs. Fred Baker present As One – Forever Waiting (Sesta Remix)
08 Natho – Dreamer’s Symphony
09 Sesta – Runaway
10 Nuera featuring Szen – Love Lost (Electro Mix)
11 Ruby & Tony – Hindi
12 Sesta – On Fire
13 Moonpax – Ahava

Check out the album trailer:

1. Thomas DeColita – Jerusalem (Opus Quarto Intro)
2. Amurai featuring Sean Ryan – Killing Me Inside (Intro Mix)
3. Makotrax – Persuade Me
4. Pinkflood featuring Tiff Lacey – Someone Like You
5. Mr Sam featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw – One Day (KhoMha Remix)
6. KhoMha – Sharem (Sunrise Mix)
7. Mr Sam vs. Fred Baker present As One – Forever Waiting (Sesta Remix)
8. Natho – Dreamer’s Symphony
9. Sesta – Runaway
10. Nuera featuring Szen – Love Lost (Electro Mix)
11. Ruby & Tony – Hindi
12. Sesta – On Fire
13. Moonpax – Ahava