MP3: Crystal Castles – “Suffocation [Memory Tapes Remix]“
Crystal Castles’ Alice Glass is a regular rock ‘n roll nightmare. She screams, she convults, she bombards the senses, and just generally loses herself in the magnificent Famicom chaos.
So, who could sedate the raging bull? Our boy Memory Tapes, of course.
Just announced for Parklife, Memory Tapes hasn’t left the spotlight since he released his debut album late last year. Last week alone, he gave away two all-new remixes of his classic, “Bicycle”. Now it’s him putting his distinctive stamp on the work of others.
And while the “chillwave” tag seems to follow him around, there are no “waves” in his remix of Crystal Castles’ “Suffocation”. Just ice, as far as the eye can see. Throw in a menacing bassline, frosty italo synths, and Glass’ anguished, drowning-woman vocals, and you’ve got one of the year’s best remixes. Did we mention it’s free?
MP3: Crystal Castles – “Suffocation [Memory Tapes Remix]”
(To download, simply click the arrow on the right-hand side of the player)
Memory Tapes will be touring Australia for Parklife in September/October.
Tour Dates 2010
Gold Coast – Saturday 25 September
Perth – Sunday 26 September
Melbourne – Saturday 2 October
Sydney – Sunday 3 October
Adelaide – Monday 4 October
(via Weird Tapes)