Thomas Fehlmann's "Frantic Flow" remix isn't frantic at all. With a couple of knocking drums, Fehlmann clears away the claustrophobia of the original, shaping it into something brighter, more optimistic, and much closer to the slow gallop of his own productions. Once the vocals start spinning at the halfway mark, however, the track becomes very much a Field record. Same thing with the Foals "XIII Remix": Despite reorganizing the track into proper movements of stripped-down breaks and a full-tilt chorus, those gauzy vocals and fizzy loops keep the track firmly fenced within Wilner's sun-drenched landscape.
Play these three tracks in a row and they work like one epic song. Neither Fehlmann nor the Foals transform the original into something new—they just recolor it a little bit, which speaks to the persistence of Wilner's fingerprints. As "The More That I Do" grinds along, I keep thinking of a Pollock painting: the unmistakable style that's a little overheated, those swirling and tangled threads with colors burning at the edges—and I'm happy that he made so many versions in slightly different sizes and colors.