Song of the Day 6/1/09: School of Seven Bells - Face To Face On High Places (Jesu Remix)
For how incredible that School of Seven Bells album was, front to back, I was surprised at how under-remixed they were - it's almost like a barometer of how buzzworthy a band is these days, and S.S.B. got way less that what they deserved. Jesu gives me a reason to come back again and again - his remix is better than most. And though I'm tempted to say their voices would make anything work, Jesu's really good a handle on the instrumentals: rattling percussion, almost breakably delicate bells, all of it floating on an ocean of reverb. This one keeps the atmospheric, overflowing spirit of the original and takes it in a new direction, with incredibly satisfying results.
- Phillip Taylor-Parker
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