The Super Furries have enlisted a curious and diverse collection of alternate takes on tracks from last years ‘Phantom Power’ album. There are no ‘faithful’ reworking here; each has the remixer’s handprint all over it. Weevil, for instance, has given ‘Hello Sunshine’ a stretched and phased reworking that emphasises the more ethereal elements of the original. If a broken down hip-hop rendition is what you’re after then Killa Kella have reconstructed ‘Golden Retriever’ just for you. The vibe takes a sharp turn left field for Wauvenfold’s complete dismemberment of ‘Sex, War & Robots’. You get the picture; it’s a true remix album.
The best of the bunch would have to be Four Tet’s version of ‘The Piccolo Snare’, along with Mario C’s ‘Liberty Belle’ and Brave Captain’s take on ‘Bleed Forever’.
There is a ‘Slow Life’ EP available for download at the Placid Casual website. It features a new version of ‘Slow Life’ as well as two new songs in the shape of ‘Lost Control’ and ‘Motherfokker'; the latter featuring Newport’s finest, Goldie Lookin’ Chain.
Label : Placid Casual
Release Date : 12 Apr 2004
Website : www.superfurry.com
Tracklisting (remixer in brackets)