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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Trouble Understanding


Norman Cook remixes? On the whole in the past I could take 'em or leave 'em. Too often it was a case of stick a whacking great big beat underneath, drop it out two thirds of the way through and use that 'make it sound like you've thrown the drums in a tumble drier' effect, build up it up, climax. There are exceptions but not so many.

The Charlatans survived the Madchester boom, outlived Britpop, never split up and then cashed in by reforming. They had a few years where they gave their albums away for free on the net and no one seemed interested but quietly kept going to produce Modern Nature, one of last year's highlights and one of their best.

Norman remixed Trouble Understanding from Modern Nature and thankfully avoided the big beat tricks, turning it into a gorgeous Balearic come down tune with a hint of Massive Attack's Teardrop. It came out on RSD and only 1500 were available. Luckily you can hear it here...

5 comments:

drew said...

That's very good. Thanks SA.

The Swede said...

A very nice mix indeed.

acidted said...

Excellent

TheRobster said...

Nice. Still one of the best bands around, which is pretty remarkable.

Echorich said...

Modern Nature - the album that keeps on giving...