Artist: Lorient
Title: Salvation
Label: Inversus Records
By: Chad and Chloe | 31 October 2002
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: Luke Fair Remix
  • C: Digby & Oliver Remix
  • D: Sphere Remix

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Out Now on Inversus Records

‘His Review, Her Review’

Lorient are Austin Leeds and Natious. Lorient’s ‘Salvation’ is a double pack chock full of great remixes on Inversus Records. Remixes come to you from Luke Fair, Digby & Oliver and Sphere. Digesting all four mixes of this release was not a one person job, so we at Progressive-Sounds have decided to give you a new approach at reviewing. Chad has taken one half, and the wonderful Chloe gives you her take on the other.

His Review

The sounds of ‘Darkness’ in addition to a concrete backbeat kick lead you into the original mix of “Salvation”. The percussion is straight forward allowing room for all of the spatial movement to occur around it. This creates a unique airiness allowing trancers to lose themselves on the dancefloor. Distinctive bellowing sound samples plummet the track deeper while other lighter samples create ascension, bringing it back to the surface. Running a fine line between good and evil with samples of ‘Fear’ and ‘Darkness’, this track manages to protect the listener from an evil destruction by the use of ‘Awareness’ and ‘Energy’. A sense of salvation should overcome the listener.

Luke's darker mix has been hammered by Deep Dish, Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed, and Saeed & Palash who have used it on their forthcoming CD. The drum track has been stepped up a few notches from the original and coupled with the rhythmic samples it builds a complex layer of beat, almost straying to breakbeat territory. This track is founded on rhythm and percussion with a small use of the vocal samples Lorient used in the original. You will not hear melody or a lot of variation in this track, but what you do get is a straight forward chugger that could be used to build an audience up for annihilation.

Her Review

The Sphere mix is a deep, bubbly, groovy tune with elements that sound similar to Nukem or Chab. Huge tones, huge bass, and everything so clear, it puts a lot of attention on the detail. The claps are super reverbed, and every sound is delayed and twisted. The whole song sounds as if it's been recorded in a huge hall, echoes and all. The song gradually slows to halt, perfectly timed, and perfectly laid out. Everything falls off, leaving the bass to sit and thunder your speakers, while a voice says "fear" and gets lost into the drums, as the song makes it's slow way back.

Digby & Oliver never fail to impress, and on this remix they go for a mild chugger. There's a nice intro of spacey sounds at the front of the tune, which goes straight into the kicks. A thick mid bass fills up the song, as the drums fall in and out. Toms crash in, and fall away shortly after. Some small high hats start up, and the song starts to take off. Tons of tribal toms fill up the space, similar to a Hamel or Swain and Snell tune. A rather large hit and the song falls into a rich synth tone. Distorted voices and vocal clips twist the song up, as a low bass sound keeps the rhythm. Kicking back in with the drums and breaking again till the end.

Inversus have been putting out a lot of great releases since their inception in 1999. Artists and remixers that have appeared on the label include Pappa & Gilbey, Origin (Dave Wood & Anthony Mein), Funk Function (Lucien Foort), Medway (Jesse Skeens), Excession (Grant Collins), Austin Leeds, Natious, Lemon 8, and Steve Porter. 2002 will feature some of the best Inversus material to date as you can see here with this release. Check out their site at:

for sound samples of all 4 mixes.

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