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Beatrice Dillon, Sote, Terence Fixmer, Simon Sky, Laurel Halo and Iku Sakan firm up a wide-ranging roll call for remixes of french film composer Yann Tiersen (Amelie, Goodbye Lenin)
Stemming from Tiersen’s ’21 album ‘Kerber’, the remixers fan out from minimalist chamber classical to sleek EBM techno and computer music geometries thorough a dismantling and reframing of Tiersen’s cinematic gestures. Best among them is Iku Sakan’s take on ‘Ker Yegu’ with its feathered hyaline plucks and stereo-swirl dynamic, and we’re also snagged on the elegantly layered tonal minimalism of Beatrice Dillon’s remix to ‘Ker al Loch’, with her rhythmic instincts reduced to flickering glitch pulses in a spacious framework reminding us of David Behrman’s ‘Interspecies Smalltalk’ systems-based works.
Laurel Halo can also be counted on for a dreamy angle on ‘Kerlann’, and Terence Fixmer finds a fine line of cinematic big room staging in his ‘Ker al Loch’ remix, and Sote stealthily toys with expectations and a deferred sense of gratification, using the same elements in a crafty 8 min transition from reverberant keys and choral vox to needling, rapturous discord.