One of post-metals famed cornerstones, 'Oceanic' is arguably Isis' crowning jewel, a record that channeled the emotive bleat of post-hardcore, beautified heavy metal and influenced a league of heavier third gen post-rock bands,from This Will Destroy You to Russian Circles. It probably deserves this remix set, with each of these tracks commissioned back in 2005, involving electronic minimalists and maximalists alike, such as Fennesz, Thomas Koner, Venetian Snares, Tim Hecker and a lot more. Big names for a big reinterpretation of a big record.
Vinyl Double LP £20.49 HH66683LP
Repress 2LP on Hydra Head inc. Christian Fennesz, Tim Hecker, Mike Patton, JK Broadrick, James Plotkin, Thomas Köner, Venetian Snares, Deadverse etc. Edition of 1500 copies.
Inc V Snares, Fennesz mixes, Hydrahead.
6/10 gbar 6th March 2017
Oceanic was a monster of an album, and so when this was announced, I was both enthusiastic and apprehensive. There is no denying that the remixers (Mike Patton, JK Broadrick) are all great at their own thing, but could they do justice to what is maybe the album of the decade? Well, while it isn't as life changing as Oceanic, this is still thoroughly entertaining and really quite good. While I wouldn't recommend this to people who don't own Oceanic, anyone who has Oceanic should enjoy this. A little bit inconsistent, perhaps, but overall quite an entertaining album.
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