Label: Bonzai Progressive
Release date: 2015-05-25
Catalog number: BP4502015
The hugely talented Manu Riga joins forces with the wonderfully gifted vocalist Fe Malefiz on their track, Forgotten which comes backed up with a top notch remix from Mark Found. Over the last several months we have seen Manu collaborate with various other artists, from which some stunning results have flourished. This time around is no different as Fe is clearly the right voice for this sound. Manu is a Bonzai Progressive stalwart and an all out work horse, his attention to detail and quality is second to none and the proof is in his works. Fe is no stranger to these shores, she has worked with Dark Soul Project and Mathov on a number of occasions with great support coming in from all angles. But, we’ll let the music do the talking here and remember to keep an eye on Manu as he will have much more coming in the months ahead which we are very excited about.
The Original Mix intros with a real smooth progressive sound as nice punchy kicks are met with an array of subtle percussions that add lots of weight to the groove. A deep reverberating bass sits on the low end with a menacing tease as the percussions become much more prominent. We get the first taste of Fe’s vocal and right away we become mesmerized by the subtlety and richness of her voice. On the break, accompanying the beautiful vocal lies a melancholic narrative as rich strings swell up and take us back into the main groove where a cool, more jagged bass comes through. The track takes us on an intriguing journey that throws up many twists and turns filled with melody and emotion. An epic slice of prog that will definitely appeal to many.
The Dub Version picks up the track without the main vocal from the Original. A captivating sound filled with deep, dark and emotional elements with subtle melodic phrases that caress your soul. Manu has left in little snippets of the vocal which really give the Dub its own characteristic. Superb stuff yet again from this guy.
Mark Found steps up to the remix desk with his Red Heart Remix. Very much on form, Mark is fresh off the back of his remix for Blufeld’s A World Less Ordinary which charted well across many sites. Prior to this he had a run of appearances on many compilations with the most recent being Bonzai’s WMC 2015 package. We hope to see more from this guy in the future so stay tuned for more. The remix intros with a surreal sequence as strange voices are joined by eerie sounds and a cool rising arp that dominates the sound. Chunky kicks and crispy hats deliver a solid groove as a deep bass probes its way through. Big stabby synths litter the groove and are soon joined by more menacing, distorted synths that build a wall of sound. At the midway point the break unleashes a myriad of sounds that raid the senses before we get thrust right back into the thick of it for the duration. Top notch from Mark yet again.