Boomkat Product Review:
Snow Ghosts' 3rd single from 'A Small Murmuration' features remixes of its most enigmatic highlight, 'Secret Garden' by none other than Richard Skelton and Matthew Herbert. Skelton's re-working (is this his first ever remix?) is just fantastic - keeping the vocal intact but replacing the space previously occupied by the drums with a rolling soundscape of his trusted bowed strings and a synth drone that's completely outside his musical comfort zone. It's a striking juxtaposition that's opened our eyes to what might happen if this amazing producer would reach outside his usual palette - and although the vocal is just too sweet for our liking, the production is genuinely mesmerising. By contrast, Matthew Herbert takes the same cut to the 'floor with lithe, rolling drums and supple bass, also included as an instrumental, whilst 'Covenant' showcases Snow Ghosts' diversity in other directions with darker trip hop tones and a Tricky-style vocal from Dahlia Black aka Kwesi Darko aka Blue Daisy. But anyway - get this for that Skelton mix!