Дата релиза: 27 Декабря 2011
Дэйбл: Silk Digital
Официальное Описание (англ):
Silk celebrates it's milestone 50th release with the revival of a prog classic: Pinkbox Special's "The French Don't Cry." To honor this exciting moment in our label's 4-year history, it seemed fitting to pay tribute to a track of progressive house veterans Derek Howell and Peter Martin, who stand behind this project. This classic old-school tune so greatly inspired not only our label's founders, but also many of the more modern progressive artists who Silk have championed in this period. Not surprisingly, then, we have invited our founding artist, Mango, and Abdomen Burst â€” both massive fans of the original tune as well as celebrated progressive veterans in their own right â€” to offer their personal interpretations.
The timeless Original mix begins with a weightless, lo! st-in-the-stratosphere soundscape, while a very deep low-end propels the track along. Various pad effects are layered throughout the first half of the tune, as the beat gently retreats into the main break. There, we are treated to a gorgeous pad-based (and beat-less) soundscape, that evokes the escapist vision of a lost world. This inspired sonic journey continues to resonate today as a genre-defining masterpiece.
Label standout Mango, whose signature sound has, in turn, influenced so many modern progressive house artists, offers the first of two renderings. A gentle, beach-side rhythm is developed early, complemented by Mango's classic chords, which enhance the "no worries," end-of-summer mood. In the main break, a light arp adds greater melodic textures, while Balearic chords offer a breezy uplift. The Russian star, indeed, reminds us that 'prog used to be special," but also can just as easily remain so.
Abdomen Burst, one of the pioneers of the modern prog! ressive breaks sub-genre, follows with a sonically groundbreak! ing take . Arguably more a dubstep record than "breaks," this "Softbit' interpretation centers on a tenacious, oscillating sub and a plethora of layered, heavily distorted glitch and vox samples. As the track progresses, there are various "movements," all of which showcase Mr. Burst's immense talent for sound design. In the main break, the track takes a "wicked" turn, as a massively moody bass progression is introduced, with diabolically delayed vox and synth stabs swirling above.
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