Saturday, December 24, 2022

We Smile - Remixes [Couldn't Care More]

There's remixes. There's belated remixes. And there's remixes that absolutely no-one expected to happen, like, ever. The latter might be the case with this recently released remix 12" aptly named "Remixes" which is taking care of tunes originally released by the long-time defunct band outfit We Smile on their second - and last - album "Für Die Anderen" back in 1992. A mere three decades later we see JD Twitch taking on "Sack Voll Drogen" in the first relick of the A-side, presenting a dreamy, yet well distorted, almost shoegazing variation on noise-infused, heavily filtered, dancefloor devastating TechnoBreaks nicely contrasted by the bands original Lo-Fi Indiepop lyrics and longing strings whereas "31 24 42 *Tentenko Mixdown 1" turns out to be an overwhelming warm, slightly psychedelic and tripping Indietronica piece, heavily emphasizing on waves after waves after waves of comforting low end goodness. On the flipside we've got "Can't Resist (Popmusiker Sind Auch Künstler Version)" remixed by long-standing Hamburg-based artist Mense Reents who is taking the sound of We Smile into playful and curious Electro territories and therefore evoking memories of long gone labels like Doxa Records in their early 2000s infancy before the subsequent "31 24 42 *Tentenko Mixdown 2" provides a shorter, albeit slighty deeper and in parts noisier alternative Indietronica take and the final "Kind Und Kegel *Original Version" brings back the hazy and washed out IndiePop x Leftfield Pop sound of the bands sole 1992 album single. Unexpected, yet highly recommended.

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