Wednesday, August 09, 2006
The Knife - SIlent Shout
The Knife, "Silent Shout (Williams Acidic Circuits remix)"
The Knife, "Silent Shout (Troy Pierce: Barado en Locombia mix)"
The Knife, "Silent Shout (Shindoe remix)"
The Knife seem to be one of the band's that people are dying to hear, putting out the kind of music that bridges lots of musical differences. I don't think that it so much covers all sorts of genres, it's more a case of a music that sounds so unique and necessary that people want to check it out.
Here are the remixes from the "Silent Shout" 12", the title track off of their now-domestically released album. It's clear already that other musicians are just as excited about this music, as there are so many great remixes out there from this album. The original is the perfect example of the duo's sound: haunted vocals, multitracked, skittish dance beats, brittle, cold.
The Williams Acidic Circuits remix (no clue who Williams is) gives the original some bounce with bigger drums and bass. This version extends the original and makes it a little more dance-friendly, a great version and maybe easier material for a DJ. The Barada En Lecombia mix is a strange one, not bad, just hard to describe. It definitely does not up the club quotient, hell it probably turns it down a little. It kinda fractures the original a bit, making it less cohesive and pulsing.
The real winner for me is the Shindoe remix, the final one on the single. This fucker is sick, starting with ominous bass notes and a hi-hat, building up from that to create a gorgeous, Aphex Twin ambient sound. The vocals even get thrown in, distorted and even more ominous. Listen to that bass, shit would be perfect for some sort of horror movie. Highly recommended.
-As I mentioned previously, I interviewed The Knife a few months back for an Anthem magazine article. Well, the new issue is out on newstands now and there is my article on the mysterious Swedish brother-sister duo and my mini-profile of Diplo's new label, Mad Decent. So fucking cool walking into Barnes and Noble and getting to see this great article on my favorite musicians in a gorgeous magazine. Links when they are available, but for now, go out and buy a copy and let me know what you think. The grind continues, editors holler at your bol immediately.
-I've only received 2 requests for uploads for any post that I have ever done!?!? I really expected more of a rush on the archives, but I guess that this makes my life easier. You have a few hours left to get those requests in, so far the new Timberlake stuff and Digitalism's "Zdarlight" will be back up for your enjoyment. Holler.