Boomkat Product Review:
Tricky extends last year's collaborative Lonely Guest project with a trio of remixes from Space Afrika, Leo Luchini and No 1 Special.
MCR duo Space Afrika take the gold here, turning the moody, self-titled opening track into a lengthy breath of distorted keys, dissociated moans and stretched textures. Marta's vocal - the original track's central element - is transformed into cinematic smoke that wisps around the duo's expanded string section, that decorates Tricky's cello part in emotional baroque curlicues.
Elsewhere, Berlin's Leo Luchini evolves Rina Mushonga-collab 'Pipe Dreams' from its skeletal root into a fusion of New Order bass, funk guitar and a skippy 2-step beat, while No 1 Special adds grit to 'Pre War Tension', bringing out the track's anxious menace.