Free Music Friday: Tara Busch Remixes Catherine AD

fmf_catherineadFree Music Friday: Yes – I know we featured the Tara Busch Bat For Lashes remix a few weeks ago, but she’s unleashed another of five minutes of trippy retronica goodness on the world as a free download, and you don’t want to miss it.

The remix, for Catherine AD’s Carry Your Heart, comes via the WearsTheTrousers. Here’s what they have to say about it:

Tara Busch is at it again. Just a few weeks after her genius reworking of the Bat For Lashes hit ‘Daniel’, she’s turned in a typically complex, multilayered remix of recent Catherine AD single, ‘Carry Your Heart’. The second in a series of remixes that Catherine is gathering together for a free EP, it follows last week’s intensely atmospheric Sweet Billy Pilgrim remix of the previously unreleased ‘Hand To The Tide’ (also free to download below) and is every bit as transformative.

Described by Catherine herself as “mad as a hat stand: a Disney-shaped hat stand”, Tara has put her bank of analogue organs and synths to good use, cleverly reworking the main keyboard melody with a beautifully simple motif of layered flutes and other goodies, interspersed with various bursts of fizzing synths, a clanging bell and all manner of futuristic squelches beamed in from a galaxy of emptiness. Like paying a visit to the singing roses of Wonderland after a midsummer nap in the poppy fields of Oz, Tara’s distant coos and mutterings are a lovely added touch.

Make sure you visit the site because there’s another Catherine AD remix, for the track Hand To The Tide, and some video action to boot.

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3 thoughts on “Free Music Friday: Tara Busch Remixes Catherine AD

  1. I like the original of this, but this version is musically much more intriguing… reminds me of the collaborations between Brian Eno and David Bowie… sorta 'girl washes long hair under tropical waterfall' shampoo ad through a fuzzbox meets picknicking aliens on Planet Zardoz watching a 50's American family television show… which all sounds like druggy but actually grooves along with Catherine AD's lyrical vibes… sorta alienated beauty.
    I've partnered it on an iTunes playlist with Jim Reeves singing 'Welcome to my World' =D

  2. "'girl washes long hair under tropical waterfall' shampoo ad through a fuzzbox meets picknicking aliens on Planet Zardoz watching a 50's American family television show"

    Gordon, that is the greatest compliment possibly ever! : ) Thank you. haaa! You'll have to enlighten about the 2nd comment – Welcome to My World comparison – I'd probably like that.

    Anyway, thanks for the kind posting, Synthtopia… and for the lovely listening & comments. Catherine AD was a joy & honour to remix! 🙂

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