Wednesday, June 6, 2007

The High Llamas - Lollo Rosso [remix EP]

The High Llamas - Lollo Rosso remix EP
Label - v2
Released - 1998
Style - Electronic/Experimental/Groovy

I love this record. It's like groovy electronic lounge muzik infused with plenty of quirky analogue weirdness. Sorry to say I have yet to check out the originals, but I doubt I'd enjoy them more than these remixes.

For this seven-track remix album, the High Llamas ignore the usual constraints of the form, bypassing mere dancefloor utility in favour of genuinely interesting sonic reinventions. The remixers - Mouse On Mars, Cornelius, Schneider TM, Jim O'Rourke, Kid Loco, Stock Hausen and Walkman, and highest Llama Sean O'Hagan-mostly keep only the barest outlines of the original tracks, refashioning each in their own styles.
Mouse On Mars' wibbly-wobbly analogue synthesizers, Cornelius' playful Brian Wilson homages, Kid Loco's slinky groove, and O'Rourke's soundscapes are probably the most successful, but there's little tedium on this 46-minute album.

1 Showstop Hic Hup (remixed by Mouse On Mars) (6:36)
2 Homespin Rerun (Cornelius Remix) (6:12)
3 Homerun Ubershow (remixed by Schneider TM) (7:37)
4 Mini-Management (remixed by Jim O'Rourke) (8:25)
5 The Space Raid Remix (Instrumental) (remixed by Kid Loco) (7:47)
6 Reflections In A Plastic Glass (remixed by Stock, Hausen & Walkman) (5:13)
7 Milting Tindmills (Instrumental) (4:18)

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