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Approved: Battles – Dross Glop 1

By | Published on Monday 30 January 2012

Battles

Particularly attentive CMU readers may recall my review of Battles’ ‘Gloss Drop’, an album which I was not exactly complimentary about. However, in the interests of balance, here is a more favourable piece on their new release, which consists of remixes from said album by various electronic types. ‘Dross Glop 1’ is the first in a four part twelve inch series, and it’s quite good too, if only (ie primarily) because it, er, doesn’t sound much like Battles at all (sorry, Battles fans).

The Field’s technofied remix of ‘Sweetie And Shag’ is somehow simultaneously epic and minimal, whilst Gui Boratto’s nu-disco take on ‘Wall Street’ keeps minute fragments of the original, but builds the track around a mariachi-esque brass refrain and twangy Spaghetti Western guitars, amid precision-tooled beats.

Released on 6 Feb, both tracks are up on YouTube now.

Sweetie And Shag:

Wall Street:



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