Day 24 brings the final day of our charity Advent Calendar in aid of Help Musicians.
Kevin Gorman may have begun using the moniker Adesse Versions purely for issuing re-edits of classic tracks by the likes of Madonna but after half a year of original productions the project seems to have taken on a life of it’s own.
Stark, dusty yet melodic tones and a keen ear for a well-placed vocal mark his productions out from the crowd. ‘Fratres’ takes another more startling route and breaks with dancefloor convention completely. At times it sounds like a winter hymnal set to a tribal, stuttering beat, at others, it sounds like the score to a gothic film, as its grandiose synths swell like church organs. ‘Fratres’ is a refreshingly peculiar track and its atmospheric quality makes it an engrossing and pleasurable listen for Christmas Eve. Adesse Versions give a little more insight to the track:
“When I saw the charity involved, I wanted to use a very emotive piece. ‘Fratres‘ is one of my favourite compositions by Arvo Pårt. I made this edit a couple of years back and, apart from a play on my Rinse show, it has never been shared before. It’s not a big dancefloor burner, but then why should everything have to be? I’m really pleased that Stamp The Wax picked it for the last day of the Advent Calendar, I hope it will support their cause well. I’m going to leave it available on Bandcamp for a month or so for people to buy.”