Nils Frahm – “Says (The THC Rework)” in Mind Against Goethebunker Set
(Jump ahead to the 1:10:00 mark)
If you have ever heard Nils Frahm’s “Says,” (and if you haven’t, I recommend immediately listening), you probably share the same sentiment as me, in that successfully executing a remix of such an incredible and intricate work of musical genius without destroying it would be an extremely difficult, if not impossible, feat to accomplish. Some unknown remixer (update: it’s The Three Hands Collective) has managed to pull it off, more than doing justice to the original by maintaining the highlight on Nils Frahm’s gorgeous, complex and tension-building melodies, but drawing it into the realm of danceability with the addition of subtle embellishing sounds that do not overwhelm or detract from the beauty of the original, and selective periods of percussion, including dropping the beat back in at the precisely the goosebump-inducing zenith of the melody. It’s a very slow-building and anticipatory auditory journey requiring extreme patience, but the payoff is huge and well-worth it, justified by the wave of chills sent down my spine by the absolute melancholic bliss. You can hear it in Italian duo Mind Against‘s recent phenomenal dark and rather minimal set recorded at Goethebunker in Essen, Germany on Soundcloud at the 1:10:00 mark.
Nils Frahm – Says (The THC Rework)
Nils Frahm – Says (Original Mix)
Linkage: Mind Against Soundcloud