BEST NEW TRACKS: QELAION "SAUDADE (DIVERSA REWORK)"
One of the great things about the internet is that nothing is ever static. Something intended for one thing can be instantly repacked and repurposed, like top new song Qelaion "Saudade (Diversa Rework)."
Diversa takes a meandering, ambient house track and condenses its most powerful parts into a pop-sized package with his rework of Qelaion's "Saudade." It's the sort of bit candy he's known for creating. He maintains the core elements of the original, yet these two takes are more different than similar. The over 8-minute original had an intentional hollow feeling to it, while Diversa's cut is brimming with life and raw emotion. The recent Inspected Records signing makes as distinctive a mark on the listener in less than half the time. Check it out below:
QELAION "SAUDADE (DIVERSA REWORK)"
Well now you've got to hear the original track, but before you do, here's what Tim Blackwell, aka Qelaion, has to say about "Saudade":
"Saudade is the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again. It can be described as an emptiness, like someone (e.g., one's children, parents, sibling, grandparents, friends, pets) or something (e.g., places, things one used to do in childhood, or other activities performed in the past) that should be there in a particular moment is missing, and the individual feels this absence. It brings sad and happy feelings all together, sadness for missing and happiness for having experienced the feeling."
Alright, now you're ready to listen to it.
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