Song of the Day 5/14/09: Matthew Dear - Deserter (Four Tet Remix)
Usually we try to rep the new stuff but Asa Breed is classic, Four Tet is perennially dope and a merging of the two is too good to pass up. (It came out on a re-release with bonus tracks, so I guess it qualifies - hell yeah Ghostly International for keeping me interested!) Of course, it's nearly impossible to nail down Four Tet's diverse style, but this is about as characteristic as you'll get from the producer - trademark glossy, playful synth leads, busy but chipper and clean arrangements. I dig the way Matthew Dear's lyrics are a little more stark in this mix, emphasizing the alienation that lurks behind the gloss. I'm not ready to let go of Asa Breed as one of my favorites, and this remix gave me an excuse to dive back into that atmospheric wonderland.
- Phillip Taylor-Parker
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