Orlando’s Finale Sessions label has had an interesting relationship with Queens’ Fred Peterkin. It’s been the home of a couple of his most impressive tracks to date, “Emotive Vibrations” and “Dawn,” both of which were released back in 2010. The former (the original Finale Sessions) is going for not ridiculous — but still somewhat high — prices, while the latter has been released both on 12″ (Finale Sessions 04) and, later, in an abridged digital version of that 12″ with a different title (Finale Select Vol 1). It’s more than a little confusing, especially since the two have now been paired up for Finale Revisited Vol 1.
Luckily, Finale Sessions have taken care to ensure that Finale Revisited isn’t an entirely pointless reissue. Those familiar with Fred P’s proclivities know that he loves to let both his productions and mixes build, and with this in mind the label have issued both in their full forms. This means that “Emotive Vibrations” maxes out at 12 minutes, while “Dawn” stretches for 15. Naturally, neither sounds a minute too long. In fact, it’s barely clear what’s been added to “Emotive Vibrations” in that extra time, as the focus is still entirely on its powerful, strutting bass line and sleepwalking keys, not to mention his signature plush padwork. The flitting lead arpeggio on “Dawn,” meanwhile, dies away somewhere around the 12-minute mark, leaving Peterkin’s string pads to fill in the remainder on their own. However shady reissuing such recent tracks may seem, it’s hard to argue with extended versions of such beautiful work.