Courtesy of Terraform Records
Denver, Colorado's electronic music trio Ping Trace actively seek to connect the dots between tech-house, electronica, and emotionally rich pop music.
Following on the well-received "We Are Human" and "How You Feel" singles for Terraform Records, Ping Trace are bound to make a splash with their latest bold effort.
"A Forest" is indeed a cover of the classic track by British alternative favorite The Cure and Ping Trace have deftly translated the song into their sleek sound. "A Forest" lent itself easily to a dark and dubby house music treatment, echoing the melancholy and longing of the original but adapting it for late night dancefloors.
Lynnae Rome's almost chanteuse-like vocals add to a classy rendition filled with an enticing drama, working well on both on club systems and home stereos.
There are also remixes by Fabr.IQ (a more tech-house oriented version adding staccato synths and pulsating Italo-lines into the track) and Ping Trace themselves (a strange an evocative half-time remix drawing some inspiration from the dubstep genre but without any aggression or lack of subtlety).
This surprising and unique effort is not one to miss.
Greg Fenton (DMC Update) - "A lovely cover of an old favourite ..."
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - "Deep and mature, and with a good atmosphere."
TJ Norris (Resident Advisor) - "Awesome rendition of this classic track!"
Pete Farmer (RedSeaDance Radio) - "Loving the feel of this!"
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