Midnight Lion, ‘Sleeping In The Woods’ (Walls Remix)

And if yesterday’s word was the onomatapeia of schedenfreude, today is the comforting sound of lambent. Don’t you feel better already?

lam·bent/ˈlambənt/

Adjective:

  • (of light or fire) Glowing, gleaming, or flickering with a soft radiance.
  • (of wit, humor, etc.) Lightly brilliant.

Sounds good doesn’t it? Ambient duo Walls (on Kompakt but never heard of them) remix Midnight Lion’s new single (original single here is overblown pop). This version is listen only I’m afraid. It’s a strangely disjointed, fractured remix, threatening to disappear completely at times. But having enough wheeziness to sustain it to the end.

Blurb: Midnight Lion release their new EP, ‘Sleeping In The Woods’, on the 13th February through Locks & Keys.
Following the release of their debut single, ‘All Greatness Stands Firm’, last Summer, Glasgow based two-piece Midnight Lion remain an enigmatic entity. Their music is at once full of the melodies and huge choruses found in the studio pop bands of the 80s, yet it maintains an art-house leaning that evokes the dark, subtle moments of artists akin to Talk Talk. It’s a sound that imbues the influence of living and creating music in the forward thinking city they call home. Similarly to their debut single, this ‘Sleeping In The Woods’ EP was penned in the East End of Glasgow, in Lewis Gardner’s bedroom. Gardner, as one half of the band, is the man responsible for the band’s production sound, reflecting Glasgow’s progressive musical present as much as it does its past. Stewart Brock, the lyricist and vocalist, resides in the less bohemian West End and heads over to Lewis’ studio to lay down his powerful vocals and bounce ideas around within their creative hub. Sleeping In The Woods is a dark, brooding and evocative pop tune, less bombastic than their debut but equally as assured and powerful. Synth-and-beats loaded, it quickly re-asserts the confidence in Gardner and Brock’s songwriting. The EP also features a remix of its lead track by Midnight Lion themselves, and an intensely simmering re-working of Prince’s ‘When Doves Cry’.

~ by acidted on January 29, 2012.

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