Label: Sub Pop
Catalog #: 71466
Just in time for Halloween, Clipping have announced a quartet of EPs featuring remixes of tracks from the band’s Horrorcore-themed albums, There Existed an Addiction to Blood and Visions of Bodies Being Burned. Each EP showcases remixers hand-picked by Clipping to slash, mangle, and brutalize the band’s music into all-new, exquisitely macabre, creations.
REMXNG 2.1 begins with “Part of Dust” by Bay Area composer and field-recordist Cheryl E. Leonard. The piece is ostensibly a remix of Clipping’s collaboration with Pedestrian Deposit, “Attunement,” although it is largely constructed from original recordings by Leonard, including: wind in the attic of Kunstnarhuset Messen in Norway; a flute made of kelp played by Leonard herself; the Golden Gate Bridge howling in the wind; baby northern elephant seals in Point Reyes; a bowed wooden fence, and a metal door played with rocks; Cranes and geese in Staten Island, California; Balloons in a tunnel in Butte, Montana; and a boat ramp in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard.
Next comes “Bastards,” by frequent Clipping collaborator Lauren Bousfield, whose virtuosic scrambling of “Pain Everyday” becomes a cinematic, carnivalesque nightmare. Oil Thief pummels “He Dead” into a pitch-dark industrial trudge, and IDM trailblazer Bogdan Racynski’s “’96 Neve Campbell (https://bogdanraczynski.com/clpng-96-remix/)” (the official title of which contains a working hyperlink) is a cartoonish, elastic transformation of the source material. “Sheba” is Clipping’s upcoming tour mate Evicshen’s blown-out noise interpretation of “She Bad,” which is followed by a characteristically jittery, off-kilter chop of “Nothing Is Safe” by London producer Loraine James. The EP closes with an ambient performance of “Say The Name” by traveling musical family Tengger that excerpts one melody from the original song’s instrumental outro, and stretches it into an ecstatic, hypnotic loop.REMXNG 2.1 is the first of four such EPs.