Some Ember "The Thrashing Whip (Avalon Emerson Remix)"
- Words: Glenn Jackson
Last month California duo Some Ember released a self-titled LP (artwork above) of expansive, synth-laced dark wave productions via the fledgling Dream label. Accompanying the release now is this remix from recent Berlin transplant (by way of San Francisco) Avalon Emerson, who reshapes the dark pop of "The Thrashing Whip" into a propulsive excursion through machine-minded techno. Atop its rumbling core, Emerson repurposes the original tracks dreamy synth work, dubbing out lush chords and light vocal murmurs to result in a remix that is as inviting as it is broodingly dense. For its part, the Some Ember duo will be embarking on a comprehensive West Coast tour next month, the full dates of which have been included after the jump.
July 16 The Parliament - Tempe, AZ *
July 17 Whistle Stop, San Diego *
July 18 Complex (Maldoror), Los Angeles *
July 19 The Compound, SLO *
July 20 The Night Light - Oakland *
July 21 Arcata TBA *
July 23 Portland, OR - East End *
July 24 Olympia TBA *
July 25 Seattle - Black Lodge *
July Vancouver - Electric Owl
- NewsAphex Twin Talks 'Syro,' Gear, '90s Rave Culture, and More in Extensive New Interview
- GearDntel Shares Five Essential Pieces from His Home Studio
- FeatureReal Talk: DVS1 on Respect, Photography on the Dancefloor, and the Battle Between Art and Entertainment
- MP3kidkanevil "Thousand Year Forest (One for Yosi)"
- FeatureHi-Five: Tin Man Selects His Top Acid Tracks
- September 18: New Forms Festival 2014 with Oneohtrix Point Never, Hieroglyphic Being, Helena Hauff, Madlib, and More
- September 24: Decibel Festival with Marcel Dettmann, KiNK, FaltyDL, John Roberts, Steffi, Simian Mobile Disco, and More
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
XLR8R Downloads Player