Artist: Attic Feat Julie Thompson
Title: Last Goodbye
Label: Audio Therapy
By: Simon Jones | 5 June 2006
  • A1: Lexicon Avenue Vocal Mix
  • A2: Acapella
  • B1: Lexicon Avenue Dub Mix
  • B2: Stel Mix

Attic Feat Julie Thompson "Last Goodbye"

Out Now on Audio Therapy

With a career history that includes productions under such guises as Loafer, Freefall (with Anthony Pappa) and Brothers In Rhythm (with Dave Seaman & Steve Anderson), Alan Bremner's track record speaks for itself. Many of the tracks in his back catalogue are still in high regard today, many of them defining records of their time. Having been out of the spotlight for a little while, he now returns with his new Attic project, a collaborative venture with Julie Thompson (of Holden & Thompson fame), the first single from which is 'Last Goodbye'.

No original is featured, but the a-side brings a vocal and dub version from Newcastle's Lexicon Avenue. Heavyweight remixers of yesteryear, with their remixes of Creamer & K's 'Wish You Were Here' and Depeche Mode's 'Only When I Lose Myself' both classics, they offer two essentially individual mixes here. The 'Vocal Mix' is a somewhat conservative affair, sticking to a tried and tested house vibe, whilst the 'Dub Mix' ventures more towards the electro house sound that is currently resonating throughout many clubs across the world. Both mixes are well produced, but do seem to lack something that made earlier Lexicon Avenue work so great.

Flip over the 12", and Audio Therapy wonderkid Stel is on hand to give us his own version. Making full use of the vocal, a solid upbeat groove is forged right out of the gate. Utilising some his trademark synth and melody lines, Stel's mix is undoubtedly one of his finest thus far in his career, with his mix having an old school feel to it, albeit with some modern twists. Think of some early Brothers In Rhythm production and you wouldn't be too far off the beaten path.

'Last Goodbye' is unquestionably one of the most commercial-edged releases to appear on the Audio Therapy label and this is reflected by the radio support and coverage the release has received recently. It may not be anywhere near the top tier of the label's catalogue, but will no doubt earn itself some attention throughout the summer months.

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