Tidwell’s vocal – suitably spacey and full of the unlikely passion, tempered with uncertainty, of new romance – is isolated, magnified and intensified in its prettiness, and cast out into a fathomless galaxy of quietly building, orchestral synths and beats that crunch delicately like expensive chocolates. Then, as the song gathers pace, the synths subtly peak, ever so slowly, before a huge breakdown reduces the track to just Tidwell’s breathy voice and an intense, pulsing beat, before building up again with renewed intensity.
There are instrumental and edited versions included on the EP, plus Tidwell’s original version, but the long-form remix is really all you need. It’s the perfect setting for the song, all space, desolation and perfect, tiny details twinkling away in the background. It’s the aural equivalent of opening your curtains late at night and marvelling at the endless beauty of it all. A perfect end-of-the-night tune.
Mon / 12 Mar 2007
1. Don't Let The Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Ewan Pearson Objects In Space Remix)
2. Don't Let The Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Ewan Pearson Objects In Space Instrumental)
3. Don't Let The Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Ewan Pearson Objects In Space Remix Edit)
4. Don't Let The Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Original)