Day 24: Adesse Versions – Fratres

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.”

Download ‘Fratres’ from our Bandcamp. It’s pay-what-you-like, with all donations going to Help Musicians, a charity that supports musicians in times of crisis.

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