First up though is the Original Live Take, a version that was done by Nathan in one single take. Very slow and smooth, the track features some twisted high tones effects that get the tweaking and hack and slash treatment from Fake. Very unique, and probably not one for the dancefloors, this production showcases a unique side to Nathan’s work.
Following this is the Icelandic Version which is sped up to more normal dancefloor speeds, however, this is still far from being a dancefloor cut as the beats are very minimal and intricate. It is still similar to the original live mix in that the sounds, synths and melodies are still strong, yet it hits you at a more upbeat tempo.
On the flip is firstly the Holden Remix, and again the label manager shines in the production hat. The club friendly mix in this release, the beats have the trademark James Holden quirkiness to them, as well as the typical tweaked melodies. The baseline is simply devastating as it pounds at the senses alongside the original twisted synths and melodies, and as the track progresses, the beats get noticeably heavier, with the kick simply banging at the door. Twisted and strangely addictive yet again from James.
The Holden Tool follows and it is almost another production in itself, albeit a shorter and quicker one at that. One word really – quirky!
A very interesting release here, but then again, it wouldn’t be a border community release if it wasn’t twisted and unique in some way. For me the Holden Remix is where the release shines, but the a-side does have its twisted moments that please!