Boomkat Product Review:
A centrepiece of ‘Anima’ remixed by Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich, plus Equiknoxx, Mark Pritchard, and Clark.
The icy electroid dancehall rhythm of Thom Yorke's original ‘Not The News’ supplies wickedly chewy tackle for the remixers, prompting Equiknoxx’s Time Cow and Gavsborg to step up in killer style with a sort of 2.1-step dancehall take turning Thom’s vocals into childlike chatter, whereas the extended original sees the vocals trimmed back to poignant prongs and diffused into airy chorales.
Mark Pritchard meanwhile swaps the original drums out entirely for a sort of squashed, live-sounding nyabighi or talking drum sounds underlaid with massive subs to recalling Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force gone maudlin, while Clark brings up the rear with a weird glam rock swagger.
That Equiknoxx remix is worth the cost of entry alone!