Nevertheless, the final half, complete with a more prominent string section and xylophone touch, outshines the first. The combination of spacey strings and percussion that fails to jump out of the box renders the track as a handy 7:00 AM backroom tool, but not much else. While certainly no return to 2008's droning "Dark Flower" and "Don't Look Back," "Astor" stands as a solid effort from the steadfast producer.
Remix-wise, Gui Boratto once again finds himself in control of a Babicz cut, this time choosing to remove most of the original's string and vocal attachment. Shu-ri-kan brings the digital lounge vibe, opting to inject some keys, and cut up the vocal, before wrapping it up with a drifting drum loop and glitch-ridden pad breakdown. Both remixes remain systematically true to the original and, as a result, happily succeed in introducing some darkness to a fairly restrained track. Glimpse wraps things up with a tribal, bass heavy rework, eliminating the vocals altogether.