Fady Ferraye - Night Times Stories EP (Incl. Nick Hogendoorn,
Oliver Morgenroth, DJ Taucher Remixes) [JED037] (Jan 23rd, 2009)
Styles » Progressive / Progressive
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Jetlag Digital is back at it again, this time with Fady Ferraye at the helm to
bring us the ”Night Times Stories EP” with remixes from Nick Hogendoorn,
Oliver Morgenroth, and DJ Taucher.
Night Times Stories (Original Mix) mainly features a sort of droning loop sample along
with ominous and growling pad sweeps before bringing in a tidy little synth stab section.
The drone loop, extra atmospherics, sound fx, random voices, and other noises are key elements, not only
illuminating the concept, but more importantly creating an ambivalent
tension in the song, taking us somewhere in between a noisy nightmare
world and the soft, soothing world offered by the synth section. It's
engaging and thought provoking.
The Nick Hogendoorn Remix maintains a darker mood while
dropping in a plucky little melody. This version is quite stripped down and
seems to focus primarily on the tension between the dark low pads and
the bright plucking synth.
Oliver Morgenroth’s mix brings home the progressive bacon with
its pulsing synthlines set against the droning and noisy atmospherics
found in the original. The peak on this one keeps things moody while
incorporating ghostly pads, white noise sweeps, and discombobulated
voices - a probable favorite out of the four mixes offered.
DJ Taucher brings it in with a blood-curdling beatless intro for an
intriguing start. This version is full bodied with big warm pads, some
tom-tom fills, and quite sharp hi-hats with a bit of swing on them. The
lead is a light plucky melody that, at times, seems a little lost in the huge
dark pads – a notion befitting the original concept, to be sure.
Tom Solo [19-Jan-2009]