- Barnt wasn't planning to release any remixes of tracks from his debut LP, Magazine 13. Apparently, though, Tale Of Us, Recondite and Jens-Uwe Beyer got hold of the stems for the lengthy mid-album oddity "Cherry Red," retouched its shifting cascade of drums and synths for use in their own DJ sets. They sent copies to Barnt, and, well, here we are.
The Tale Of Us and Recondite version does just what you'd expect it to, sanding down the original's edges, ladling on the warm textures and gradually building tension into the newly streamlined mix. The bass pads, key squalls and tottering hats that begin Jens-Uwe Beyer's remix suggest a more abstract rework. Eventually though, a similarly linear groove emerges that should be as useful to DJs as the A-side. Magazine 13, for all its charms, occasionally lost focus, so it's refreshing to hear such direct refits of one of its oddest tracks.
A1 Cherry Red (Tale Of Us & Recondite Mix)
B1 Cherry Red (Jens-Uwe Beyer Mix)