Sunday, September 27, 2009

Current 93 "Black ships heat the dancefloor"

If you know Current 93's music, you wouldn't imagine it remixed into superb techno / club / dance songs. This is the case where your ears won't believe what they're hearing: Current 93's ecletic sounds converted into brainwashing club music!... It's a DVD/CD DualDisc that also contains the two videos for the C93 tracks ‘The Beautiful Dancing Dust’ (vocals by Antony) and ‘Black Ships Ate The Sky’ (vocals by Tibet) as well as the 4 tracks from the 12" release, which featured 2 remixes by JG Thirlwell of the track ‘Black Ships Ate the Sky’ and two Matmos remixes, of ‘The Beautiful Dancing Dust’ and ‘Black Ships Ate The Sky’.
As a matter of fact, this work was poorly rated on Discogs: 2.93 out of 5.00 (14 votes were made to obtain this score).
The first and second tracks (JG Thirlwell's remixes of ‘Black Ships Ate The Sky’) feature some heavy beats with a background filled of some sort of tribal bongos. Both songs have lots of details, with many beats, sometimes it even reminds me of some bizarre IDM music.
The third track, the Matmos' remix of ‘Black Ships Ate The Sky’, is more soft and you can hear David Tibet's typical voice echoing through the entire song. There's a consist sharp beat that distinguishes this song from others.
The forth track, the Matmos' remix of "The Beautiful Dancing Dust" can be considered in overall a song with a more optimistic mood. This track contains Antony's vocals (from Antony and the Johnsons, if you don't know the singer...).
The DVD 1 is available here; the DVD 2 is available here [DVD's info: 60.4/23.8MB WinRAR. AVI format video] ; the CD is available here [48MB WinRAR. MP3's @ 320kBit/s] (the password for all of these archives is:

You can see and hear below the JG Thirlwell's remix of C93's 'Black ships ate the sky':

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