The Persistence Of Memory
- Artists Garton & Carter, Triumvirate, Bismark, Ico, French Skies
- Release Date 2013-04-01
- Label Stories In Trance
- Catalog SIT60
First up is the 1931 Mix. After many years of buying, listening and releasing trance through our label and following our production debut with the rework of David Surok's Sunset (SIT #47), the collective talents of us at Stories In Trance decided to create this bespoke track working under the moniker of Triumvirate. Inspired by the older structure and style of trance, which was the reason we were drawn to trance music in the late 90's early 2000's, we offer up something reminiscent of the good old days. Using state of the art studio equipment we have produced an old school power trancer. The beautifully crafted intro leads into the deep rich bass line and the constantly evolving and changing lead melody backed with sublime layering and a mesmeric break culminates powerfully into something special. This is one for fans of everything that trance once was to savour.
The first remix comes from Italian legend Bismark. Marco Bisegna was a key part in defining the legacy that was the massive Italian label BXR, along with Mauro Picotto, Gianfranco Bortolotti, Mario Piu and several others. The BXR philosophy is one that we are indebted to, as we emulate its eclectic range of productions and believe in strength through diverse releases. So it is an honour to have Bismark on Stories In Trance. He made his debut for us with his remix of Rominica (SIT #15) and backed that up alongside his sound engineering wizard Andrea Tamashi, and Marco Angelici to give us Markus with Smoke Of Glory (SIT #55). This time Bismark delivers something more associated with his BXR days, with production once again second to none, he uses one of the many layers of the original to perfection; a powerful and aggressive bass backed with truly outstanding mids and fantastic layering, this is in a word 'AWESOME'.
The second remix comes from Sweden's Ico (John Eriksson) with his Memorizing remix. With tracks and remixes so far on labels such as Diverted, D Max and Nile Tunes, his excellent work brought him to our attention last year so we are delighted to get him on board with this remix. Ico delivers an energetic, uplifting and emotional trancer. We feel Ico is certainly one of trance's best up and coming producers so keep a close eye on his future creations.
The final part of this four piece puzzle comes from French Skies. He has been honing his production and remixing skills on labels such as Crystal Source, TFB, Club Nation, Pulsar, Tellurium, Mycore, Linger, Amplified Digital, Restate and 1103 Music and is fast becoming one of trance's most promising producers. After his debut on Stories In Trance in the shape of The Wings Of A Dream (SIT #58) he turns his hand to a remix for us and again delivers with what is fast becoming his signature style. Comprising of a great lead melody whilst subtly and expertly weaving aspects from the original into the mix, backed with stunning atmospheric touches, this is a perfect illustration of what to expect from French Skies and why we are delighted to continue showcasing him on Stories In Trance. All in all we couldn't be happier with this release, with an overall quality far too seldom seen these days.
Stories In Trance aims to uncover the most talented and imaginative new producers and team up with some of the more established names in the scene to work together in evolving the sound. This release sticks firmly to our philosophy of showcasing a diverse range of sounds within trance and we hope you'll enjoy the variety of imagination and creativity on offer in this release.
Our story continues...
Kind regards and happy days!
Matt / Thomas / Dan
Stories In Trance