Liam Blackburn's transformative 'Night Of Visions' LP as Ancestral Voices forged a bold new sonic identity for an influential figure on the electronic music scene. From his groundbreaking work as Indigo and onto the success of Akkord's hybrid electronic melting pot (with Synkro), the quest for forward movement is intrinsic to everything Liam produces. To further celebrate the 'Night Of Visions' LP release, we asked some of our favourite producers to reconstruct some of 'Night Of Visions' highlights in their own style.
Part 1. Each remixer chose their own track from 'Night Of Visions' to work with. The first name on our remix list was Swedish producer and Northern Electronics label head - Abdulla Rashim. Choosing 'Invocations', his remix focuses on the hypnotic power of the original, turning the tune into a golden loop with subtle kick drum stabs, sweeping percussion and a dangling tension that hangs through the entire 7.33 minutes. ASC & Sam KDC chose 'Feathered Serpent' and using just touches of the original tune have masterfully built an all new backbone that demonstrates clearly the ability of the 'Grey Area' sound to work at 2 different tempo's and weld together with straight techno.
Part 2. Samuel Kerridge requested to use elements from 2 tunes and marry them in one remix. Elements from 'Sleepless Night, First Light' and 'Ritual Terre' are dissected, reversed and used as haunting ghost like layers that coil themselves around an assortment of off kilter drum hits, guttural murmurs and sound effects that often feel like they are designed to test the flexibility of your speaker cones. 'Vine Of The Soul' gets the Pact Infernal treatment - all rattling percussion and high drama, there's a sense of dread that dominates the atmosphere, but this time it's combined with a ghoulish operatic layer. Perhaps the most overt of all the Pact Infernal productions, it just may be a forecast of what's to come for the debut Pact Infernal LP, due in late 2016.
"This two-part remix package offers illuminating approaches from some heavy-duty names. Some of it pushes Blackburn's music towards Samurai Horo's heady dance fare, while the rest makes Night Of Visions even murkier, expanding on the original vision."
Support from: Lucy, Svreca, Eomac, Neel, Tommy Four Seven, Cio D'or, Shapednoise, Paula Temple, DJ Pete and more.
Lucy “Absolutely stunning release. Really top of the top.”
Paula Temple “The Samuel Kerridge is something else entirely, a very special track, wow.”
DJ Pete “Nice remix competition ... won by Pact Infernal.”
Mastered and cut by Lewis Hopkin at Star Delta Mastering Artwork by Ryan Quinlivan at RQ Product Vinyl manufactured at Record Industry ℗ and ℗ Samurai Horo 2016