ABOUT THIS RELEASE
Release Date: June 19, 2020
On The Second Bird Remixes, Peppermoth creator Andrew McPherson brings together 6 genre busting producers and sound scientists to reinterpret the glacial ambient work heard on their early 2020 release with Six Degrees Records.
Toronto’s 303 Dreams kicks it off with an electro club banger evoking mid-career Chemical Brothers with a synth heavy, funk treatment on ‘Ballet of the stars’. Canada’s King Infinity serves up a deep dish of jazz-flavoured soul, transforming ‘Me then you’ from pensive jazz ballad into a hypnotic funk workout. ‘Metranatomy’ gets the wide-screen, downtempo treatment by STILL, as if Pink Floyd fell into a bowl of Massive Attack and produced a noir film score for a Russian spy movie.
The UK’s Pan Electric creates an epic retelling of ‘The King is Dead,’ building from gentle waves of electronica into an expansive, global fusion masterpiece incorporating guitar, harmonium and percolating percussion by its conclusion. On ‘Bloom,’ ace session drummer Jim Casson puts this abstract piece through his Dark Orchard blender and drives his mix with a hypnotic groove that would make Can’s Jaki Liebezeit sweat with envy while grinning at Mad Professor. Closing out the collection is fellow Canadian Hymns57’s dreamy reinvention of ‘Here’s where we begin,’ with its mix of John Cage abstraction, music concrete minimalism and found sound. Utterly hypnotic and definitely not of this earth.