Bank Holiday Monday’s Long Songs

Andrew Weatherall’s back catalogue (his productions, own material, remixes and collaborations) is so vast that I keep re- discovering things I’d forgotten about. In 2017 he remixed an Australian duo called Heart People, Rachel Rutt and Ryan Grieve. The internet doesn’t give much away about them- an interview with i-D Magazine in 2015 and a handful of releases in 2017. Weatherall’s remix is a fast moving, sci- fi affair, lots of rattling snare drums and acid squiggles and bleeps with Rachel’s vocals layered over the top. Weatherall remixed fellow Australians Confidence Man at the same time (twice in fact, Bubblegum in 2017 and ecstatic Out The Window a year later). He took an annual DJing jaunt to Oz around that time so I’m guessing the Heart People connection came via one of those trips. The remix has bags of energy and should kick start your morning if you’re looking for something to plug you back in.

Voices (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

In 2014 while still during his Asphodells project with Timothy J. Fairplay they remixed She Lies, a  Berlin post- punk disco band- the internet again offering up little more in the way of information or background. This sounds very like a version of Berlin in the early 80s but with Weatherall and Fairplay’s trademark drum machine rhythms and some lovely wobbly synth sounds and pulsing bassline. Waves of hypnotic sound and chilly, detached vocals. Sehr gut.

Needed You (Asphodells Remix)

Music’s Not For Everyone Part Four

The fourth and final transmission from Andrew Weatherall’s series for NTS Radio is available here. And in case you missed it, my internet friend Ctel posted an excellent new Asphodells remix at his Acid Ted blog this morning. A stuttering, icy remix of She Lies that really hits the spot.