Tuesday // March 30, 2010 at 15:07 // filed under Music
'Hide Me', the lead single from The Golden Filter's Völuspà has been remixed by Londoners Guy Connelly as Clock Opera and Rory Phillips.
Clock Opera infuses the typically cool, signature TGF track with a
fluently jangling warmth; softening 'Hide Me' with a really lovely and hopeful - though at times rather melodramatic - atmosphere, particularly when accompanied by the Richard Clayderman-esque piano. Alongside this element, the undulating synth that is one of the staples of TGF's sound is removed and replaced with a
small choir of lovely, smoothly pealing bell-like synths.
Melodious and rippling in a near-glissandic, slightly off kilter eddy is the muscle of this remix. Lovely.
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Rory Phillips also throws in his lot with 'Hide Me', going the opposite way to Clock Opera and making the track even more aloof; almost as if the song narrows it's eyes and turns up it's nose slightly with Rory's touch. This remix goes oddly retro too, pulling out noises and effects from various eras to combine them in a thoroughly 'now' kinda way.
Po-faced and unruffled, this remix is for all the cool cats.
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And it must be mentioned, the way that the ever interweb-savvy Golden Filter are handling their inevitable album leak is admirable; obviously prepared, they are providing plenty of incentive to go out and purchase the CD (or on vinyl...you also get the mp3 version straight away) which also has a couple of unseen videos too. And going down the Willy Wonka route, they've thrown in a personalised Polaroid they took, as well as naming - GET THIS - TWENTY STARS IN THE SKY with certificates to prove it, slipped into twenty random CD and vinyl copies of the album.
GO GET IT HERE!!