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Gilbert Cohen & Ariel Kalma

Head Voices Remixes

    Versatile presents a series of remixes of tracks from Head Voices, the late long format from Ariel Kalma & Gilbert Cohen: through dub manipulations, downtempo lazy atmospheres or electronic profusion of bleeps and kicks, each one opens a new interpretation of this crossover project.

    On A Side, Australian producer Leo James turned indeed « De Luscious » into an epic 12 minutes monster dub version, in the vein of Moritz von Oswald & Mark Ernestus’ Rhythm & Sound. On The flip, Canadian producer Priori who recently released the great On A Nimbus, gives here a deeper and minimal interpretation of « Tu Ne Peux Pas Savoir ». Finally, Versatile’s boss Gilb’R remixes an exclusive version of « Tribu Sauvage », previously only released on digital.

    Take it away Ariel...

    "In 2018 I landed in Amsterdam to start a Europe Tour. The venue could not find a hotel for me, so I asked Gilbert, who invited me to stay in his guest room. I felt at home when I saw what was on Gilbert's table/mind. The book 'Shantaram', a double reed flute photo, Saravah... (as a friend of Pierre Barouh, I had visited Saravah where I met Jacques Higelin in the 70s). Gilbert and I exchanged many ideas, and I invited him to record at my place in Australia. He did, and here is the result! I am thrilled that the words issued from my Head Voices are highlighted by the arrangements co-created with Gilbert - also the sheer genius of I:Cube to polish our gems has a lot to do with that!

    Enjoy your listening experience!"


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Patrick says: A meeting of kindred spirits if ever I've seen one, this is the mind expanding, hair raising deep space collaboration between Versatile boss Gilb'r and experimental / new age hero Ariel Kalma. Imagine Kalma's cosmic meditations merged with Gilb'r's clubby chug - sounds pretty dope to me.

    A few months ago France synth obsessives Zombie Zombie put out a four track LP originally composed to score a juggling related performance art piece (bloody Frenchies eh?). To the surprise of our Zombies, "Slow Futur" sold out in a matter of days, so they decided to give it a longer lease of life via this red hot remix disc. Opening the set in total darkness is Piccadilly favourite, Kriedler mainstay and Salon Des Amateurs co-founder Tolouse Low Trax. The Dusseldorf man follows up killer releases on Themes For Great Cities and Antinote with a slowly unfolding piece of machine voodoo. Weaving black magic through bleeping keys, African rhythms and industrial toughness, Detlef does his thing, locking us into a hypnotic, glue-sniffing groove from start to finish. Over the other side, I:Cube lends "Hyperspace" a lilting dub flavour via thick bass notes, system twisting fx and lush soundscapes. Fresher than a cool summer evening, this dubby synth redux should play very nicely with anything from the Peaking Lights corner of your collection. Lastly, the legendary Gilb'r provides a percussive reprise, retaining some of that wall shaking dub bass, but adding a whole load of polyrhythmia for a humid, tropical delight.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Patrick says: Three production heavyweights step up on a remix tip here, offering very different flips of Zombie Zombie's driving "Hyperspace". Tolouse Low Trax slows things right down for a mindbending exercise in machine voodoo, I:Cube gets deeply dubby and Gilb'r goes round the globe with a totally tropical take on matters.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    12" Info: *one copy found!**


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