Any noticeable differences with this new version come down to sequencing and texture. Heavy tape saturation makes the synths and atmospheres sound older, almost brittle, while the rearranged tracklist plays out like a well-paced and immersive live set. By track three, the heavy kicks of "Midnight In The Garden With Ghosts (Remix)" add sparse rhythm to Wynn's meditative tones, which, with the help of some field recordings, resonates on Boards Of Canada's wavelength. But more than, say, Geogaddi, Remixed deals with emotive electronica in the same way as Jon Hopkins or Rafael Anton Irisarri—that is, with big, expressive melodies, nuanced sound design and a maudlin palette. In the right mood, it's easy to get swept up in the hypnotic pulse and withering harmonic streaks in "Black Beach (Tape Version Remix)," but "Three Cheers For Existence (Remix)," with its slow-swelling drone, is less evocative.
One new track, "Shine On Harvest Moon," closes the EP with a twist. Wynn incorporates vocals—both live and processed—into his beatless composition, landing somewhere between experimental pop and an obscure soundtrack cue. Unexpected as it is, it's nice to see a new wrinkle in 1979's greyscale fabric.