Friday, November 16, 2007
The Drift - (rmxs) 12" - 2007
Following the 2005 release of their debut album, 'Noumena', The Drift set out to tour relentlessly in support of the album. Two years later, the band is still on tour, and to keep up we're rolling out a limited edition 12" compiling two side-long remixes from Four Tet and Sybarite. Side A is a nine-minute jazz exploration, launching The Drift's spacious, atmospheric compositions into deserted, zero-gravity territory. Four Tet's remix is a stone cold classic, rich in the virtues of patience and the payoff. Side B, conversely, is a dense, rhythmic reworking of Noumena's most immediately accessible track, "Invisible Cities." Sybarite gets to the point quick, and fleshes out the deliriously funky details over the course of its emphatic 11-minute runtime. This 12" is strictly limited to 1,000 copies. Each copy is housed in a beautiful full-color chipboard jacket, and has been individually assembled by the tireless hands of the Temporary Residence staff.
1. Gardening, Not Architecture (Four Tet Remix)
2. Invisible Cities (Sybarite Remix)
I find it amusing how contradictory the two styles are, you have this organic tape saturated chill-out music contrasted with live electronics and break-beat, a really interesting combo.