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Khruangbin - Mordechai Remixes

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Khruangbin
Mordechai Remixes

Label Dead Oceans
Erstveröffentlichung 29.10.2021
Format 2-LP
Lieferzeit 4 – 7 Werktage
Preis 22,95 € (inkl. MwSt. zzgl. Versand)
Rezension

Eine weitere Gelegenheit, den texanischen Shootingstars eine Chance zu geben, denn bislang tat ich mich mit dem verdaddelt-psychedelischen Geschrammel von Khruangbin schwer. Das 2020er Album „Mordechai“ fand ich doch eher belanglos, besser gefiel mir die EP mit Gastsänger Leon Bridges, der erdigen Soul in den gewollt schlaffen Sound brachte. Jetzt kommt das jüngste Album in geremixter Form ich höre Licht und Schatten. Letzteres in Form von hermetisch-psychedelischen Daddeleien, mit leicht jenseitigen Verfremdungseffekten: hübsch, aber unerheblich. Track Nummer 4 wartet dann endlich mit einem lässigen Dancebeat auf, entspannt housig, mit Handclaps, hintergründigen Bläsern und Vibraphon, mondän und elegant groovt das vor sich hin und gefällt mit tatsächlich richtig gut, auch wenn in den sechs Minuten dann kaum mehr etwas passiert. Auch im weiteren werden die Beats tanzbar, fluftig und milde psychedelisch. Tendenziell in Richtung openminded House. Ein echtes Highlight ist nicht unerwartet der Remix von Qauntic, der hier so etwas wie Cumbia-House erfindet. Auch Felix Dickinson überzeugt mich mit deepem Funk zu Conga-Groove. Die mir bis auf Soulclap und eben Quantic unbekannten Remix-Künstler stammen aus dem Umfeld der Band und machen zumindest teilweise aus fluffigen Esoterik-Pretiosen handfeste Groover, die mit den Originalen aber nicht mehr so viel zu tun haben. Daher mein Fazit: Das Konzept mit den (deutlich dynamischeren) Remixen geht auf, die Resultate dürften Freunden von schlaffen Grateful Dead-im-Thailand-Urlaub-Jams allerdings nicht zwingend gefallen. (Joe Whirlypop)

Review

"The art of the remix has been around for several decades, from the fervid imaginations of JA pioneers like Coxsone Dodd, Duke Reid or King Tubby to the disco enthusiasts of New York, such as Tom Moulton, who bequeathed us the modern iteration of the remix and provided a template from which most remixers still work. Moulton's first commercial remix, a reworking of BT Express' appropriately-named `Do It 'Till You're Satisfied', which stretched it from three minutes to a luxurious five, assisted the band in securing its first Billboard R&B Number One, as well as providing a pathway for remixers like Walter Gibbons, Larry Levan, Richie Rivera and Tee Sott, to completely reinvent the concept of a remix (and in some instances, deconstructing the idea of what comprised a song). It has subsequently been used as a marketing tool, a dancefloor-devastator, a gimmick (both cheap and expensive) or even as a way of reaching a different audience (think Tori Amos' `Professional Widow'). Khruangbin are no slouches when it comes to the remix themselves. They've been reworked before, in 2016, with the highly collectible EP on Boogiefuturo. But this time, they're taking it a step further with an album dedicated to the art. Entering the tight-knit world of a Khruangbin song can be a little daunting. They have created this entire universe in which the trio seem to function telepathically in the way the music is composed, arranged and played. To mess with their delicate eco-system can invoke feelings similar to that of an unwanted guest crashing a good-time party. "We write our music to be interpreted; this is another wonderful interpretation of the music," reassure Khruangbin. "There is something very vulnerable about letting others work on your music. But through the correspondence with the different artists, we gained a bigger connection to the songs themselves." The choice of remixers for this album is neither arbitrary nor accidental. They're not names picked randomly out of a hat or chosen via a throw of the dice. All have some connection to the band, sometimes personal friendships, musical connections, or simply mutual musical appreciation. Harvey Sutherland and Ginger Roots have both toured with the band, Kadhja Bonet and Ron Trent had their own mutual fan club going on, Knxwledge sampled `White Gloves' on a recent mixtape, Natasha Diggs and Soul Clap's Eli's are recent buddy-ups, Quantic is a mutual friend of Bonobo (crucial in the KB origin story), while I've known Laura for number of years; plus she is also godmother to one of Felix Dickinson's kids. Doesn't get much more intimate than that, right? Some of these remixes were specifically made so you can dance your ass off while getting down to the Khruangbin sound, while some might better be appreciated horizontally with headphones on, wearing fashionably loose clothes. The choice is yours. But all were made with love and respect for Khruangbin. "A good remix deconstructs, recontextualizes, or simply extends a good time," say the band. Amen and out." - Bill Brewster

Tracklisting
1. FATHER BIRD, MOTHER BIRD (SUNBIRDS)<
>2. CONNAISSAIS DE FACE (TIGER?)<
>3. DEAREST ALFRED (MYJOY)<
>4. FIRST CLASS (SOUL IN THE HORN REMIX)<
>5. IF THERE IS NO QUESTION (SOUL CLAP'S WILD, BUT NOT CRAZY MIX)<
>6. PELOTA (CUT A RUG MIX)<
>7. TIME (YOU AND I) (PUT A SMILE ON DJ'S FACE MIX)<
>8. SHIDA (BELLA'S SUITE)<
>9. SO WE WON'T FORGET (MANG DYNASTY VERSION)<
>10.ONE TO REMEMBER (FORGET ME NOTS DUB)
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