Using vocal samples off the “Event Horizon” trailer as the backdrop, Stage One became a modern classic. It’s follow-up, the “Pluto Disko” was a letdown in comparison with the success of the first release, but now, nearly five years since the original release of “Stage One,” the wait has been worth it as Quivver’s Space Manouevres pt 3 is the true sequel that everyone has been waiting for. Ear candy from start to finish – be prepared to witness one of this generation’s best producers at his finest.
The Original Mix sees John creating a blissfully layout of tight drums and warm synths layered between Keifer Sutherland’s vocal (Just the addition of Keifer Sutherland’s voice increases the ‘cool’ factor). The atmospheric samples off of “Dark City" gives an eerie and mysterious listening experience that doesn’t go too dark and serious. Built around swirling perpetual sounds that injects with deep and dubby house grooves that is the hallmark of Quivver. As the subtle percussion builds and builds, the entrancing melodies and submerging basslines add a third dimension of resonance. Anticipation is constantly building and once all this falls into place, Keifer Sutherland’s voice returns in full scale as those memorable lines from the beginning of the film come in. Once the minimal breakdown builds again, it draws deeper into the chamber until the rush of euphoric melodies is fully release. The track of 2004! No one, I mean no one should have an excuse to not have a copy of this in his or her bag of tricks and treats!
The flip offers a different spin on things. Quivver’s Breaks mix is a strikingly piece of ghostly bliss. John manages to constrict an entirely new track with melodic breaks that interfaces with Keifer Sutherland’s voice. Everything here is teased throughout the entire way as the elemental sound-scape is embrace with the breaks. Nothing is hit hard and nothing is left undone with the main rhythm growing strongly to enhance the vocals. Using Keifer Sutherland’s voice to lead the way for the finale, lush melodies sphere heads the end of a journey. Powerful, the breaks mix is a bonus addition for an already provocative release.
Call John Graham whatever you want: Kanna, Stoneproof, (1/3 of) Tilt, Quivver, or The Space Manouevres, but one thing for sure, whatever alias he decides to take, the result will undoubtedly be quality. The main man behind the Space Manouevres has finally delivered the 3rd chapter in the unforgettable “Space” series. Through a journey of deep and emotional peaks, Space Manoeuvres pt 3 solidifies Quivver as one of the top producers. First there was darkness, then came… the strangers, and then, there was Quivver.
Sun / 28 Mar 2004