An In Praise of Shadows update will be coming soon, but in the meantime here’s my favourite set from a strong Round 20 of Freeformaniacs. The unfamilar UK freeform sprinkled through the tracklist had me a little worried at first, but Orphic’s is a really solid set of heavy-on-the-filters freeform, built around some quality Finnish selections and nicely matched UK sounds.
The first couple of tunes are a bit of a tentative start, but after that the set really comes into its own with some smooth transitions and a wonderful flow through the filters. Hatral takes the central spot, and pitched-up actually reminds me of the WIP snippet of the Betwixt-only version I heard a long time ago. Thanks to the toughened up kick in Guld’s Watchtower remix, it definitely stands up to the faster freeform on show here. Final respectful shouts to Orphic for the best use of My Sickness I’ve heard for a long time, it’s good to see such a tricky tune getting some play again.
01 Pain on creation – Lush (Epyx & Cyrez Remix)
02 Substanced – Ghost of the future (Alchemiist Remix)
03 Transcend – Let my Wraith
04 Transcend & Midas – Hide & Freq
05 Epyx & Cyrez VS Tyranoid & Strongstream – What Lies Below
06 Pretty Addicted – Fear Myself ( Lost Soul Remix)
07 Guld VS Betwixt & Between – Hatral (Guld 2013 Mix)
08 Alchemiist – Fate
09 Transcend – No Escape
10 Substanced & Alchemiist – Permission to Die
11 Lost Soul – Crazy Light
12 Re-form – My sickness