Joseph Mount's quirky band have more imagination and taste than all their contemporaries put together. Originally appearing as a beatless interlude on their English Riviera album, "The Loving Arm" has now been treated to some loving remixes. First up are Metronomy themselves, who make the song even quirkier and darker, subjecting the vocals to severe vocoder effects. Bullion delivers a skewered funk version, Kwes provides a really weird, off-kilter electronica mix and Prins Thomas unveils an eight-minute electro-disco epic. However, if you're itching to go peak time crazy to this band on a Friday night, then look no further than Baum's gorgeous shuffle-house banger.
Joe Mount of lovable scuzz pop outfit Metronomy mans the latest volume in the long running Late Night Tales, a series who always seem to get the best results out of an unexpected cast of participants (Belle & Sebastien, MGMT, Trentemoeller and Midlake being recent inductees) It's hard not to get sucked in from the sugar sweet opening of Outkast's "Prototype", which is the first of several tracks that demonstrates Mount has a penchant for slow bumping R n B and outsider hiphop with Tweet, Sa Ra and a Dr Octagon classic also appearing. A typically far reaching approach to genres applies here with the cosmic jazz of Chic Corea happily mingling with Autechre and Two Lone Swordsmen and American synth oddities Geneva Jacuzzi and Appaloosa mingling for attention with The Alan Parsons Project and Herman Dune. The de-rigueur cover version arrives with a Metronomy rendition of Jean-Michel Jarre's"Hypnose" whilst Paul Morley ends the selection with a spoken word piece.
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