Saåad – Στερεά Σύννεφα 7.1
improvised finale Στερεά Σύννεφα receives several
dramatically different reinterpretations. While their group is heavily obsessed
with texture and mood, the approaches taken by the four remixes are something
quite different. Evenly divided between those who choose to simply expand upon
the initial offering through additional drone textures and those willing to use
rhythm, the two camps create an end product dramatically different from the original.
Σύννεφα, Saåad’s original, plays first. The sound is not dissimilar from their
usual approach. All the dramatic aspects are fully there. What is different is
the song is considerably shorter than their usual length. Short length doesn’t
stop the various remixes from extending that period of time. Listening Mirror
stretches it out into an almost nine minute muffled remix that adds a greater
sense of threat to the track. Pleq uses a more glitch-induced format letting
the track become even further away from the original.
final two remixes the approach becomes considerably more dance orientated. Noir
Cœur starts with a relatively slow tempo dance remix. Here the original track
is laid underneath the beats giving it a stronger sense of mood. By far though Almeeva
has the most fun with the reinterpretation, remix, whatever it can be called.
The track becomes a rather fast moving beast at seven minutes. Additionally the
track gets surprisingly loud, contrasting sharply in relation to the rest of
the remixes. Elements of the original track are reinterpreted into vamps.
Overall it is the most enjoyable remix in an already enjoyable set.