Mathieu Santos "Silly Thoughts (Balam Acab Remix)" - XLR8R

Mathieu Santos "Silly Thoughts (Balam Acab Remix)"

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On this calming rework of "Silly Thoughts" by Mathieu Santos (pictured above), Pittsburgh-based solo producer Alec Koone (a.k.a. Balam Acab) takes apart the sparse elements that make up the indie-pop tune, treating the sounds like he would the source material for any of his gorgeous original productions. Santos' voice is pitched every which way, the percussive sounds are chopped up into slow-grooving rhythms, the melodies become dreamy lullabies, and it's all soaked in a wash of delay and reverb. It's a quick little tune that will just have to help tide us over until Balam Acab's debut LP drops on September 6 via Tri Angle. (via Stereogum)

Silly Thoughts (Balam Acab Remix)

Silly Thoughts (Balam Acab Remix)