Boomkat Product Review:
Building up to the release of Tycho's forthcoming album, 'Coastal Brake' gets the single treatment, delivered with remixes from Danish shoegaze-tronica hero Manual, Ghostly regular Lusine and cosmic disco enthusiast Hatchback. The original sees producer Scott Hansen looking beyond the Boards Of Canada influences that tended to characterise early works. Those warm, vintage-styled synths are still very much present, but the upbeat tone of the production and its deep, warm rhythm section lend a broader appeal. The Manual remix sounds very much as you'd expect, full of reverberant splashes and Cocteau Twins-inspired additional instrumentation, while Lusine supplies a streamlined, very precise electronic makeover. In a more Balearic mode, Hatchback throws in some shimmering disco, resulting in arguably the most successful of all the remixes.