March 7, 2012No comments
Sifting through mountains of remix trash so you don’t have to, in an attempt to find the ones that contribute to their originals. Today’s post travels into Nordic territory, with an assortment of electronic jams bearing the handiwork of producer extraordinaire, Lindstrøm.
Pulsating lights and synths reflect a matrix universe wherein projections and lasers transform an entire room into a giant radiant disco ball. Constructed by Joakim Faxvaag, these visuals certainly don’t suspend disbelief — you can clearly see the strings — but the music, a driving ten-minute build into a space-age frenzy, insists that seeing the strings does not diminish the quality. Rather, it adds transparency, encouraging curiosity about the artistic process and overall production.
120 Days are a 4-piece from Oslo who released an acclaimed self-titled record in 2006. “Dahle Disco” is co-produced with Lindstrøm, and comes from 120 Days’ upcoming album, II, out now. Hear the vastly different track, “Osaka,” below, along with a remix by diskJokke.
120 Days – “Osaka” (diskJokke Remix)
120 Days – “Osaka” (Original)
The following track, “De Javu,” is from the album Six Cups Of Rebel, released February 7th via Smalltown Supersound. A short string of tour dates can be seen below, along with throwbacks to collaborations last year with Brooklynites Bear In Heaven. Expect more remixes from Lindstrom soon, for Owen Pallet, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Rub N Thug.
Lindstrøm – “De Javu” (Mark McGuire Remix)
Lindstrøm – “De Javu” (Original)
LINDSTROM’S NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Fri. March 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Sun. March 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Thu. May 24 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Fri. May 25 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sat. May 26 – Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar
Sun. May 27 – Detroit, MI @ Hart Plaza [Movement Electronic Music Festival]
Bear In Heaven
For Record Store Day last year, Bear In Heaven covered Lindstrøm & Christabelle’s “Lovesick,” from their full-length collaboration, Real Life Is No Cool. In turn, Lindstrøm remixed “Lovesick Teenagers” from the Brooklyn band’s Beast Rest Forth Mouth. There’s no doubt they amused themselves with this play on words. No doubt. Full Bear In Heaven tour dates HERE, along with their music video for “Reflection Of You”.
Bear In Heaven – “Lovesick Teenagers” (Lindstrøm Remix)
Bear In Heaven – “Lovesick Teenagers” (Original)
Bear In Heaven – “Lovesick” (Lindstrøm & Christabelle Cover)
Lindstrøm & Christabelle – “Lovesick” (Original)