- Nathan Fake returns to Border Community to deliver yet another set of remixes of material culled from his 2006 LP 'Drowning In A Sea Of Love'. This time out, Fake has chosen the track “You Are Here” for the remix treatment, and the results are patchy at best.
Approximating the heavy-handed grandiosity of M83’s awkward marriage of shoegaze and synth pop and featuring the sort of quiet/loud dynamic that one might expect to find on a Mogwai album, 'You Are Here' is hardly material for the dancefloor. Somehow though, Four Tet – a producer not exactly known for the quality of his remixes – manages to rein in the beat, transforming the mix into a wide-eyed shuffler that is both surprisingly propulsive and unexpectedly excellent. Fake’s own 'Live Remix' attempts to imbue the track with the energy of his techier productions, grafting a dirty beat to the original’s bubbling electronics and chopping the melody to bits. Unfortunately, it never quite seems to gel and fizzles out disappointingly near the seven-minute mark.
Thankfully, his Live Remix of 'Stops,' another track taken from 'Drowning In A Sea Of Love,' is more successful. Featuring a cloud of chirping tones and sliced accordion samples floating atop a funky kick pattern, the mix brings to mind a toned down version of Samim’s 'Heater' if heard at the right moment. Alas, it’s too little too late, leaving this EP feeling like a mere stopgap while we wait for Fake to start churning out those dancefloor monsters again.
1. You Are Here
2. You Are Here (Four Tet Remix)
3. You Are Here (Live Remix)
4. Stops (Live Remix)
5. Casio Triangle Through A Granular Synth