Vinyl 12" £6.99 RUG535T
Ltd remix 12" on Domino inc. Joe Goddard and Bounce mixes. Edition of 250 copies.
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This is the project where Alexis ‘poindexter’ Taylor from Hot Chip hangs out with his older, more talented mates to dick about on the Domino Records expense account. Here, they draft in a wealth of unusual remixers in order to create a brand new interpretation...actually...er...no...stop.
Poindexter instead turns to the nearest man available (ie. Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard) to slop something together fast before questions are asked in the higher echelons of the record company. The result is impressive in that it surely the blandest piece of music which features people from This Heat and Spring Heel Jack. As an art project, an experiment in draining any last piece of soul and inspiration from electronic pop music, it succeeds. The lyrics redefine the word banal, the vocals characterless, any melody non-existent. Beats are limp, synths are dreary. We had better move on.
The B side is a mix by Bounce and it’s better. It comprises of what is presumably the original track which has an organ, guitar, bass drums type thing. It has the slightly ungainly lollop of a tired, elderly reggae band going through the motions one last time with muso-like bass and guitar runs, yet it’s much more enjoyable. Or it would be had the vocals been taken off. Vocally, is this really the best he could have come up with? Taylor - yes, I’m talking to you - listen to your own words and look in the mirror and ask yourself ‘Is this really the best I could have come up with?’ If the answer is yes then please consider something else to do with your spare time. Like disappearing completely. Still, Hot Chip fans (ie the whole of London it seems) might be fairly impressed.
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