Of the 4 planned remix packages commissioned by Radiohead, this is perhaps the most eagerly anticipated with Four Tet and Pearson Sound on remix duties. Four Tet gets to remix one of our personal favourites from The King of Limbs LP ‘Separator’. Four Tet keeps faith with Thom Yorke’s superb haunting vocal whilst in the second half of the track adds an almost Massive Attack Mezzanine type dark quality to the mix amongst his trademark off kilter percussion, great stuff. Next up for us is emerging man of the moment Pearson Sound’s remix of ‘Morning Mr Magpie’, however despite his growing reputation I cant help but feel that this is not amongst his best work. Whilst the production is impeccable and there are some nice ideas it feels more like his own track rather than a remix, with him only really using some of the deeper pad layers of the original, I suppose it depends on your definition of what a remix is. Lone finish’s of the package with a tweaked take of Feral, which works well. Overall a good package with the standout remix coming from Four Tet in our opinion.
Released Monday 1st August.
Radiohead – Remixes (Lone / Pearson Sound / Four Tet)
Radiohead – Little by Little (Caribou Remix)