Ah bon, a round of applause to Smalltown Supersound for thinking outside the box and getting some interesting producers from other stylistic realms to remix tracks from the Lindstrom LP Six Cups Of Rebels as opposed to identikit disco refixes. Ahead of his new LP Mature Themes, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti comes through with a typically out there take on "Call Me Any Time" which veers from moments of chamber like avant gardism to twisted lo fi jack with little prior warning. Highly recommended.
Call Me Anytime (Oneohtrix Point Never remix) - (5:00)
This is one of those match-ups that could get men with beards dribbling profusely. In one corner sits Hans-Peter Lindstrom, Scandolearic hero and master of grandiose electronica. In the other, leftfield noisenik, ambient type and dedicated live performer Oneohtrix Point Never. It could be a match made in hirsute heaven. It's certainly impressive stuff, a lovably touchy-feely concoction that moves from icy intensity to gorgeous, sunlit beauty over the course of five defiantly beatless minutes. It's typical Oneohtrix, really, with the odd cut-up vocal sample and a gargantuan build doing most of the work. Hairy, earnest men everywhere will love it.
Smalltown Supersound revisit Lindstrom's well received album Six Cups Of Rebels with this first course in a double helping of remix goodness to arrive this week, with a North American stand off (of sorts) that features Rub N Tug and Canadian composer Owen Pallett. Eric Duncan and Thomas Bullock (an adopted son of NYC) can always be relied on to bring some degree of dizzying madness to a remix commission and this is very much in evidence on their high octane, fully tweaked out revision of "Dave Ja Vu" which needs to be dropped deep into a set when energy levels are peaking. Complementing this, the remix of "No Release" from the former Final Fantasy artist comes with a high curiosity factor and is every bit as good as the A Side, though drastically different in sound, operating on a glitched out cosmic level that has apparently resonated deeply with Lindstrom's mate Prins Thomas.
In recent times, Hans-Peter Lindstrom has been relatively quiet, shying away from the limelight to spend time in the studio. If you're curious about what he's been up to, this two-track single should dispel any doubts about where he's at. Both "Ra-Ako-St" and "Ed-Ged-Osis" are typical Lindstrom; delightfully melodic, with an air of space disco pomposity, propelled forwards by the sort of dynamic, appregiated synthesizer lines that have become his trademark. Both tracks are delivered in extended edit form, with old pal Todd Terje providing the razor-sharp scalpel work. For the record, it's the rush-inducing "Ed-Ged-Osis" that impresses most - it's well Scandolearic, in case you wondered - but both are classic Lindstrom. Welcome back, old friend.