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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 02/24/2011

Solar Bears "Cub (Keep Shelly in Athens Remix)"

The Grecian duo Keep Shelly in Athens recently unleashed this remix of the Solar Bears' (pictured above) "Cub," which first appeared on last year's excellent She Was Coloured In LP. The originally sparse, ambient guitar track has been given a full orchestration by the chill-waving duo, stacking epic layers of fuzzy synths, distant pianos, and distorted guitars that soar past the programmed drums. The song, buried somewhere deep below the added elements, gets completely manipulated through layers of delay. Brief glimpses of the original do occasionally pop out when the timing of the delays is tweaked, only to be quickly buried once again below the mass of instrumentation. Keep Shelly in Athens even manages to weave a sort of narrative into the remix, constructing half-time "verse" sections that eventually give way to the all-out choruses that could perfectly accompany some sort of reminiscent montage sequence. (via Pitchfork)

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