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- Posted on Apr 6th 2011 12:15PM by Jenny Charlesworth
"Melting men. Chemistry lab in space. Shamanic science," Reichmann, a former member of Tangiers who currently plays in a project called Bad Tits with Grainger (of Death From Above 1979 fame), tells Spinner.
Masterminded by the co-founder of Hand Drawn Dracula, the label behind 'After Live,' the clip features '80s-style animation, packed with biomechanics, pulsating wavelengths and sci-fi imagery. "James Mejia's video digs into that weird world," says Reichmann. "It feels like a cool place to look into and is funny; [it] suits the remix."
"I wanted to keep this remix as simple as I could," Grainger, who's previously remixed tracks by Broken Social Scene and Holy F---, tells Spinner. "I used one old synth and one drum machine and some vocal fragments. You can hear the electricity in it. It's easy to use software synthesis and keep adding sounds, but I felt like the best approach was deconstruction; it ends up being way sexier."
So how did Reichmann's Bad Tits bandmate wind up with the plum gig of retooling the new single?
"Sebastian and I have a band together, work on music and talk about life very often, so it made sense that he would do the first remix," he says. "I enjoy his take on the sound of dance from the astral plane; his catalogue of noises and feelings from beyond are nice."
As for the original cut, listeners will find it's an excellent warm up for the tunes that await on the long-player, which was also produced by Reichmann, and is due out May 17.
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"On this record, I think I reached a cool bridge where genres and influences I've internalized and played with throughout my life -- namely weird hooks, noises, structured songwriting in the American cannon and personal narrative -- have met really successfully," says Reichmann. "Feels pretty honest to me. It's a cool place to arrive at."
"I can't really describe the music," he adds, "that's a good sign."