On the heels of the recent arrival of Sound Quelle's debut artist album ("Iridescent"), we're excited to share several visionary new interpretations of two of the standout tracks from that LP: "Iridescent" (the title cut) and "Boundless". Ranging from uplifting to deeply atmospheric, each remix captures a unique mood, inspired by Sound Quelle's sonic alchemy with singer-songwriter Brandon Mignacca, who graced both original tracks. A trio of venerable label veterans -- Forerunners, eleven.five, and Manu Zain -- each contribute a stunning take. The release also includes an instrumental mix of the original version of "Iridescent" by Sound Quelle himself.
Arizona-based virtuoso Forerunners adapts "Iridescent" with a deft touch. He employs smooth percussive elements that remain undisturbed next to the track's focal point: Brandon Mignacca's stellar vocals. A subtle synth melody carves itself into the atmospheric background, a Forerunners signature. As the progression unfolds, its hallucinogenic properties elicit a blissful reverie from the listener.
Silk maestro eleven.five shifts the tone drastically with a more aggressive approach, bringing body into what was originally only mind. The track is electrified by an industrial throb that pauses momentarily to showcase an elegant piano interlude. The pulsating beat returns in full force, ending the track on a high note with organic synth keys.
Manu Zain's capacity to create pensive and melancholic soundscapes remains unmistakable, and thus, it is no surprise that his fresh downtempo take on "Boundless" proves to be a wistful and poignant listen. The Dutch maestro's emotive instrumental themes accentuate Mignacca's heart-rending vocals.