Mount Kimbie - CSFLY Remixes

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  • Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, Mount Kimbie's debut album for Warp, had plenty going for it—namely sensitive instrumentation and songcraft—but overall it felt slightly anaemic, lacking the edge and hypnotic tension that made Crooks And Lovers so easy to love. The two main exceptions were the songs that featured King Krule, "Meter Pale, Tone" and "You Took Your Time." Archy Marshall's croaked howl stood out against the wistful instruments and soft-focus electronics. "You Took Your Time" gets remixed three times here, with varying success. Lee Gamble's version sounds like the original crusted with old sediment, his now-signature haunted electronics replacing the live drums and pained vocals. Gamble's remix is amorphous and evocative, but it seems a shame to gut the track of its emotional core. Kyle Hall's "DVO Dub" version also loses the vocal in favour of a deep groove, but it feels like a slightly awkward marriage of styles. Oneman's remix keeps the vocal part intact but dilutes the electronics, so that Jeremiah Jae (who also features on the track) and King Krule's downbeat deliveries are the focal points. DJ Koze turns in the best remix, reworking "Made To Stray" into a colourful house jam. He wisely includes the vocals only five minutes in, his sparing application of the hook rendering it more affecting than the original.
  • Tracklist
      01. You Took Your Time (Kyle Hall Remix) 02. Made To Stray (DJ Koze Remix) 03. You Took Your Time (Lee Gamble Remix) 04. You Took Your Time (Oneman Remix feat. Jeremiah Jae)