Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Remixing The Sun

The Sun never gets the credit it deserves. Without that ball of fire, Earth would have nothing to rotate around, and Key West would be full of icebergs. It's just too awful to imagine. Well, actually they made a movie about it called Dark City. Totally worth a Netflix.

Anyways, I forget myself. Remember The Sun? They released the first DVD album... kick ass songwriters... from Columbus, OH. Okay, glad we're on the same page. Yesterday I received a couple of goodies you all might enjoy. Since The Sun is off hibernating in the mid-west, trying to get their sophomore LP done, it seemed like a great time to dig into the remix/b-side bag.

These two Sun remixes are polar opposites in both style and length; however, each serves it purpose well.

On "The Stereo," Califone takes a hold of non-album track, and extends the hell out of it. Chris' vocals play hide and seek all song - dropping under a fury of guitars for minutes at a time. The middle five minutes, leave the listener lost, but happy. It exists as a tunnel that connects the opening and closing melodies. On the way into the tunnel, everything is calm and collected - the vocals crisp and quick paced. However, once through the darkness, a unraveled vocal melody soon spirals into background screams.

[mp3] The Sun - The Stereo (Califone Remix)

With a more traditional approach, Contradicktator remixes "Justice" by exploiting the beats, and sacrificing them to space aliens. The song is left with a stripped down, and metallic feel. Kind of makes you want to do the robot. Ironically the music video also dealt with space aliens, as well as an assortment of Asian women in their underwear.

[mp3] The Sun - Justice (Contradicktator Remix)

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1 Comments:

Blogger Arpit Mehta said...

Nice... will have to check out the album.

Heard of Archer Prewitt? Kinda like his sound. Trying to listen to more of it before I decide to grab the album.

Check him out and tell me what you think.

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