50/Fifty Coming Down: #42 and #41

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A couple of lovely tunes.

At #42 we have the pastoral English whimsy of Ultramarine (more here) and their track Saratoga from 1992. This was originally released on the classic Every Man and Woman Is A Star album but also got released in a remixed form for a Rough Trade 7″ (buy on Beatport). There’s something so beautifully laid back to the electronic folk. Proper home listening.

At #41 comes the mighty New Order. Not really known for their downtempo moments, Ruined In A Day from 1993 provides a more reflective New Order feel. There’s something almost Spaghetti Western about its use of guitar.

Good as the original is, the track gets its place in this run down from the Ambient remix by Booga Bear (married to Neneh Cherry). This takes the track away from the acoustic guitar and into slow whooshy synth territory.

~ by acidted on January 25, 2013.

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