The apparent 'necessary alias' of an established recording artist, Kamera has well and truly been welcomed into the Phantasy Sound fold with two releases so far that have helped further distinguish the label's ever-refined voice. A pilgrimage up the unforgiving French mountain Ventoux inspired Kamera's prior Phantasy release, and now the lead track from that single, "Consignia", is treated to a pair of high profile remixes. The raw, deep techno Truncate has pioneered is deployed to great effect on his remix, reducing Kamera's fierce original to a calmer rhythmic patina augmented by a neat, sharp vocal hook. Occupying a much ruder place is the Yaleesa Hall Dub mix, with the Will & Ink artist recalling the odder end of the UK bassline spectrum.
As some of you may well know by now, mysterious Yorkshireman Kamera delivered a fine selection of moods and grooves on the Ventoux EP which were conceived during a series of gruelling training sessions while cycling Mont Ventoux. It recently received a first round of remix treatments by scene favourites such as Droid Behavior's Truncate and Malin Genie affiliate Yaleesa Hall. This second offering features ManMakeMusic's George Fitzgerald whose rendition of "Consignia" turns it into a darkly emotive journey track with layers of hypnotising pads over a cracking and relentless beat. Houndstooth's Throwing Snow steps up afterwards to present his makeover of "Ventoux" getting some properly glitched out breaks working marvellously beneath some lush and dreamy elements, creating a wonderfully hypnotising whole.