The latest release on Stellar Fountain welcomes Alfonso Muchacho back to the label for a brand new single.
The UK based artist last appeared on the Hungarian imprint in May of last year with an amazing remix of ‘Turn The Speakers Up’ by Cut Knob. Now nearly a year later we see Alfonso making his much anticipated return with ‘Inner Peace’ alongside remixes from Andres W and Lost Promises.
As Alfonso’s career has gotten longer he’s definitely gotten more prolific. I still call upon his ‘Echo Peak EP’ for Madloch’s 3rd Avenue as perhaps his best ever work and ‘Inner Peace’ certainly rivals that. From its minimalistic beginnings to warm melodic theme it’s a very distinctive sounding production. The breathy vocal drifts are gorgeous and a growling underbelly of synths only add to its emotive charm. The great thing is Alfonso doesn’t take it too far or too big, there’s a magic in its simplicity and it plays wonderfully. The vocal narrative gets expanded slightly during the break and a third act of new found indistinct keys adds just a touch more emotion for a gorgeous finish.
Both remixes take Alfonso’s delicate themes and shine an alternative light on them which makes for a very well rounded release. First up Andres W makes his ninth appearance on Stellar Fountain and delivers a beefed up version of ‘Inner Peace’. The main themes, from the vocals and ethereal synths stay pretty well intact but a thicker, chunkier groove and catchy acid hooks add some dramatic flair to the already poignant piece. The third act really brings some added magic though with trails of effects and a swirling, hazy environment that you just get lost in. Wonderful remix from Andres W.
Closing the release out is Lost Promises who is making his debut on Stellar Fountain. Little is known about this new alias, with just one previous release on 3rd Avenue this is only Lost Promises second ever release and first ever remix. Unlike Andres who went full and atmospheric Lost Promises keeps the framework quite a bit more open and explores the full vocal a touch more. A symphonic sounding concept, particularly just after a solemn main break may be the tracks highlight. It’s a unique vibe and it makes for a great complement to the previous two mixes and closes the release out on a strong note. A gorgeous signing from Stellar Fountain and a great return to the label for Alfonso. Don’t miss it.