Marielle V Jakobsons - On Land and Meridian (2010) Marc Kate -Lavender Languished (Marc Kate Remix) (2016)
From Marc Kate:
"I think we’re far beyond the point of thinking that “remix” is a prescriptive term. Though after decades of remixing, it still implies that a track is shifted from one micro genre of music to another. One set of beats and synths are swapped out for another set. That’s the market function of a remix – to widen the appeal and sales possibilities of the original material by discarding the very idea of “original”. But I find that remixes are far more interesting when they are a “reimagining”. I’d rather hear and create a remix that views the original from a different perspective. A sort of audio Rashomon.
However, my approach here was very simple. I love Lavender’s album “Horizons Beneath the Surface”, and in particular, the track “Languished”. Finding myself replaying the album all day, I thought I would dilate it, rather than reprise it. Rather than stretch the work though, I pulled it open from the inside, examined the details, like a slow, lingering autopsy of the original. Not as cold and macabre, but just as lingering and unflinching."
Howling Larsons & N Lymperopoulos - Parmenides Proem (2016)
Sombre Soniks has thee honour of releasing this excellent new work based upon thee writings of Parmenides, thee pre-Socratic Greek philosopher from Elea in Magna Graecia. Also inkluded is a new translation of thee proem itself! From thee Artist: “This is a modal/ambient piece based on Parmenides 'Proem'. The vocals are recited by Nikolaos in Ancient Greek using the Byzantine tonal system. We also include a more Esoteric translation of the Proem in both Greek and English.” Gaap Kvlt - Jinn (2016) Gaap Kvlt - Instability (2016)