Tropic of Cancer “The One Left” (remix by Von Haze)


To end the weekend, here’s something that owes much to Krautrock drone, some of the Death In Vegas mid-period sound and ambient waves. Free download.

That Von Haze, the remixers, are connected to Richard Fearless of Death In Vegas shouldn’t come as much surprise. But this remix is no re-tread of Scorpio Rising. It mixes guitars and vocal tones but has more of an ambient minimal aesthetic.

Blurb: The deep, minimal techno remix, which came to fruition due to the friendship and mutual respect these artists hold, is sure to hypnotize its listeners. The single is available for free download as part of Pendu Sounds’ Singles Series, the same series that has already delivered the wonderment of NYC’s cold-wave duo, Tempers. Von Haze members Travis Caine and Katherine Kin returned to NYC this fall after almost a year residency in London, just in time for the release of their latest LP, Kar Dee Akk Ake (Pendu Sound Recordings). For this collection the duo moved away from the washed-out shoegaze that permeates their earlier recordings into a realm of more restrained minimalist electronic sound all while retaining that sexy and drugged feeling that only they can deliver. Prior to the project’s formation, Katherine was working in the fashion industry for the likes of Alice Roi and Marc Jacobs and Travis was working as a woodworker and photo editor. Although they were always active in creating music, their day jobs still held precedence. In 2009 they met Richard Fearlessof Death In Vegas who later became their producer and they began recording their first music as Von Haze. Travis at that time also joined Death In Vegas as their touring guitarist. Fearless set them up to record in the famous Keyclub Recording Co., a former locksmith’s building turned music studio in Michigan where The Kills, Franz Ferdinand, and Cass McCombs have all recorded. They released a 7’’ in 2009 followed by an EP in 2010 which became the first release of the now influential indie label,Hippos In Tanks. It received praise from reviewers and had peers such as Blondes, CREEP, and White Car doing remixes for them.

~ by acidted on June 2, 2013.

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