The 95th release on Suffused Music welcomes Audio Noir back to the label for a brand new single. The Australian producer made his debut on the Lithuanian imprint in December of 2014 with a remix of Arthur Minnahmetov's 'Why'. 2015 has seen Audio Noir with his most critically acclaimed productions to date. Original work for Bonzai Progressive and Perfecto Black have been standouts and a bevy of exciting projects in the pipeline look to be even better as the remainder of the year unfolds. Following three remixes for Suffused Music Audio Noir now presents his much anticipated debut single for the label entitled 'Tannhauser Gate'.
The unique fusion of styles which Audio Noir has shown throughout his career has set him apart and it's prevalent once again on 'Tannhauser Gate'. Following a two and a half minute intro highlighted with bouncing electronics and Blade Runner samples the beats finally drop in for a huge moment. Powered by a galloping groove there is a boundless energy early on while a soft atmospheric overlay provides a dreamy touch. This celestial motif gets further explored during the main break and the addition of some aquatic accents adds to its lively spring. One more vocal stab signals the return of the rumbling groove and a rousing conclusion follows suit. Audio Noir has also included a 'ZEN' mix which showcases all the distinctive vocal and sonic elements across a 4 minute electronica soundscape. Definitely a useful tool for the more adventurous DJ s out there.
The first interpretation of 'Tannhauser Gate' is provided by Agrande who is making his fourth appearance on Suffused Music. The German producer has delivered a remix and an original since his debut on the label in November of 2013. He has been quiet this year with just two remixes and an EP so a brand new remix here is a welcome one for his fans. The German's tough yet floor friendly sound seems tailor made for the 'Tannhauser Gate' themes and the results are quite excellent. Rooted by a chunky groove and heavy drums it immediately carries a big presence. As momentum grows sheets of white noise and reconstructed vocals complement the framework before a light pad enters and invokes a conclusion of shimmering beauty.
The second and final interpretation of 'Tannhauser Gate' is provided by Sven Hauck who is making his first appearance on Suffused Music. The Dutch producer broke into the scene with releases on Baroque Records and Groovecollection Records in 2007. The next six years saw a number of distinguished appearances with originals for Crossfade Sounds and Stripped Digital being the most notable. It's been nearly two years since we've heard something new from Sven's studio so his appearance here is a welcome surprise to long time progressive house fans. Always a consummate remixer Sven has transformed the track into a lo-fi, hypnotic wonder with a variety of cool twists along the way. It's slow burning build immediately sucks you in as a bevy of granular sweeps and vocal gates dazzle the senses. An ominous second act proves monumental with a band of atmospheric tension perfectly setting up a rumbling finale. Excellent remix from Sven which rounds out another great release on Suffused Music. Don't miss it.
Audio Noir - Tannhauser Gate (Original Mix) [Suffused Music]
Audio Noir - Tannhauser Gate (Agrande Remix) [Suffused Music]
Audio Noir - Tannhauser Gate (Sven Hauck Remix) [Suffused Music]
Audio Noir - Tannhauser Gate (ZEN Mix) [Suffused Music]
Text by Mitch Alexander (Release Promo)
Picture by Cortto
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