Harald Grosskopf "Synthesist (Blondes Remix)"

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Next week brings the physical re-release of a beautiful and somewhat lost early electronic masterpiece, Harald Grosskopf's Synthesist. More than two decades after that music was first heard, the RVNG label has remastered and repackaged the album, whose title track we brought you last month. Now, we have a remix of that same song by Brooklyn knob twiddlers Blondes (pictured above), which is just one of 11 remixes included on the reissue's companion disc, Re-Synthesist, which comes with versions from the likes of Oneohtrix Point Never, CFCF, Arp, JD Twitch, and more. At first, Blondes' reinterpretation of "Synthesist" seems to froth and flow with the same smooth analog tones and restrained energy of the original, but as the pair's track progresses, the thumping four-on-the-floor beats, clattering percussion sounds, and translucent washes of sonic atmosphere grow in both intensity and density—only to recede once again before disappearing completely. (via Pitchfork)

Synthesist (Blondes Remix)

Synthesist (Blondes Remix)