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Posted by Jakub

Her Space Holiday
All the tracks today are remixes, all in which i feel stand strong comparable to the original track.
This Burial remix of Bloc Party is by far a favorite of mine in the last week, also i can’t find a digital version of it anywhere. I think what attracts me to Burial’s sound is the softening and quietening of that UK Garage low end, its done so well by him.
The Erol Alkan remix of Midlake sounds like a Fleetwood Mac cover to me but i just can’t put my finger on it. I’m glad its not this club bomb or noisy edit, he actually does add a great fullness to the track that is riding a thin line to being an AM Gold/beard and tinted glasses/amber lit wooden studio jam which isn’t a bad thing at all (puts on a Gordon Lightfoot LP and watches this commercial on mute).
Praveen does wonders with the track Pinconning, the resonance from the kick drum and accordion makes it sound like your listening to it while your underwater.
I was hoping with this last one that i could find an Album Leaf song that Album Leaf fans didn’t have, hopefully i did for some of you. As for the song it makes me jealous that i don’t have a xylophone or vibraphone to play on everyday but if i did have one i’d probably never get anything done.

Bloc Party – Where is Home? (Burial Remix) – purchase

Midlake – Roscoe (Erol Alkan Remix) – purchase

Benoit Pioulard – Pinconning (Praveen Says Stay Remix) – purchase

The Album Leaf – The Young Machines (The Album Leaf Remix) – purchase

7 Comments Leave A Comment

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drew kora says:

July 23, 2008 at 10:14 am

your album leaf track is the other way around for me. I’m a big Her Space Holiday fan, but I never got around to picking up that remix album of The Young Machines. Album Leaf’s remix is good stuff. I strongly suggest everyone check out the original version of the song by Her Space Holiday, though. It’s a really nice track.

Tangent: Of all the great, creative band names out there, I think Her Space Holiday is my favorite band name.

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micstand mounting says:

July 24, 2008 at 5:00 pm

as for the burial remix, i’m thinking (hoping) that it’s on his (her?) upcoming DJ Kicks compilation, which has some other burial-related gems.

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Baluns says:

July 25, 2008 at 1:01 am

Midlake is one of my favourite bands and this remix is really something. thanks for posting!