Last fall, Harmonious Discord put together a collection of songs for its yearly sampler, showcasing many of the artists scheduled for releases in the next year. One of the tracks, "Reach Suite" by Adam Pickrell, strongly resonated with listeners. Harmonious Discord is excited to showcase this deep vocal-driven masterpiece with this new single, along with some fresh remixes taking it to new heights.
Adam Pickrell has been a largely silent orchestrator of modern house music since the early '90s. Known for his acumen on the ivories, Adam first appeared on record shelves with his keyboard work on the classic Clockwork remix of Home & Garden featuring Colette’s “Find Your Love”. This ushered in an era of releases of top contenders in the house music realm including collaborations with artists like Demarkus Lewis, Halo, Brett Johnson, and JT Donaldson -- all featuring Adam as a contributor the more complex music pieces. After many years as a collaborator, Adam founded the musical group White Lotus Society which had many breakthrough releases including a smash hit, “Space Cadillac”. In 2014, Adam finds himself deep in studio projects that showcase his masterful understanding of melodic construction. Thus, "Reach Suite" is a prayer set to a soundtrack taking the listener into a bed of comfortable resolve.
The remixes shine light on some of the more subversive aspects of the piece with a menagerie of stunning arrangements that cover the spectrum. Pezzner contributed to Harmonious Discord in 2003 when his collaboration with Bob Hansen under the name Jacob London first started to achieve widespread recognition. Since then, Pezzner has developed a sound that is unmistakable and ever-evolving. With recent releases on Crosstown Rebels and his ridiculously amazing EP on Systematic he is not showing any signs of slowing down. Pezzner returns to the label more than eleven years later with a deep juke-inspired classic house rework. The ever-present audio manipulation in Pezzner’s remix produces a stuttered dance party that lifts the listener into an ecstatic state of floatation. Next up, subversive technophile Henry Chow steps in to take over late night responsibilities turning the melodic original into a late night growling monster. 909-style drums and rising pads quickly escalate the ominous nature of this late night ride. Harmonious Discord's resident slow-burner John Walker rounds out the single with a remix that builds on the foundations of the original in an upbeat take that highlights some of its best elements.
Tensnake - “Great Pezzner remix.”
Nick Holder - “I’m diggin’ it.”
Dubfire - “Pezzner’s remix for me.”
Three (Hallucienda) - “Nice package, but I’m feeling the old school space techno of Henry Chow's remix the most.”
Daniel Bortz - “John Walker remix of ‘Reach Suite’ sounds cool.”
Randall Jones (Audio Therapy / Baroque) - “Dope release! All three tracks are bombs with Henry Chow’s coming out as my favorite.”
Spettro (Extended Play) - “Digging the Pezzner remix … deep and lush, his signature sound!”
Nick Warren (Hope Recordings / Way Out West) - “Love the original and Henry Chow’s mix.”
Phonogenic (Moodmusic / Turbo) - “Quality outing here … standouts for me being the Pezzner Remix and John Walker's spacey lovemaking anthem take on the original.”
Adam Warped (Whiskey Pickle Records / Strange Days) - “Diggin' the John Walker Remix.”
Manuel Sahagun (Candy Music / Drop Music) - “Peznner remix is the bomb!”
DJ Jazzy L (WNUR FM, Chicago) - “I love the steady groove of John Walker's remix.”
The Zars - “Pezzner's remix sounds wonderfully crazy.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House) - “Henry Chow Remix is a truly tantalizing late night gem.”
Leigh Morgan (Urban Torque) - “I love Pezzner’s take, it reminds me a little bit of St. Germain …”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - "Yes, a masterpiece. Emotional, beautiful, magic … a delightful deep house release."
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) - “Gorgeous stash of mixes here - something for all occasions … highly addictive throughout!”
Available now from Beatport.