Release Title: Faerie Stomp
Label: Planet Euphorique
Cat No: PE012
Style: Acid, Tech House, Techno
A2. Faerie Stomp (Enchanted Mix)
B1. Faerie Stomp (Haunted Mix)
B2. Faerie Stomp (Undergrowth Mix)
PE012 is a label friends & family junction, a 12” summoning the distant yearning of otherworldly sonic release. Ciel and D. Tiffany unite as new collaboration Psychedelic Budz, long time friends who share a mutual affinity for prog and a desire for elevated states; offering Faerie Stomp, it’s internal reworking plus remixes from Ludwig A.F. and Adam Pits. The aural synergy of the record is laced throughout, tripped out spooky tech-trance, evocative dark imagery conjured at different speeds and energies. Like most of the Planet Euphorique catalogue, these tracks can duly be heard echoing throughout the night sky through forest or bush, as bodies flicker and move in hypnotized, unleashed states.
The A side; the Origin Mix of Faerie Stomp and the Enchanted Mix by the Psychedelic Budz themselves sets the tone; tweaked atmospherics and field recordings, scurrying textures creating rhythmic collage. Drama and tension build through drones and bubbling 303 lines, villainous cackling and delay consuming the introduction in anticipation as the track develops into a stomping four to the floor promenade. Snares roll and chop in dizziness, encouraging your surrender to the lucid melodic synth lines, twirling in transfixion. The alternative mix could almost fit entwined into the original, slightly murked and more rhythmically rigid with metallic snares cutting through the denser timbre. Overall an expanded aura and creative opportunity for the deejays and those inhibiting dance space.
Flip to the B side for the remixes, firstly Ludwig A.F.’s Haunted rendition. Keeping the eerie attitude in check he morph’s Faerie Stomp into a bombastic bass heavy club anthem, playing with build ups and stripping back elements for effect, the track is always propelling forward, shuffling shakers and scratches making it impossible not to move with it. Adam Pits also maintains the essence of the original whilst offering a whole new translation for his Undergrowth Mix, gargling baselines and whip crack percussion - buckle up for a hard and fast trip to new heights. Sweet relief is brought from floating stabs and melodic subtlety, softer break chops rolling over the brutal low end before the end of the record dissolves down to the encompassing swirling modulation and charging drum work.
Four different devilish dance workouts for this unprecedented time. The power lies in the mesmerization. Lose yourself to the supernatural environment in the sonic texture.