Altered Zones - Gang Gang Dance: "MindKilla (Lee Scratch Perry Remix)"


I can’t think of too many artists that could honor Gang Gang Dance‘s trademark peripatetic musical experimentation when cutting a remix from their recent stand-out LP, Eye Contact. The eccentric maelstrom of form and content at the heart of GGD’s ethic is itself almost a crazy interpretation of the history of world music; anyone who attempts a remix has to either embrace this chaos, or risk diluting its central energy. No one could really rise to this challenge better than dub and dancehall pioneer Lee Scratch Perry, who has used “MindKilla” as a point of departure for his own cracking groove. LSP uses Lizzi Bougatsos’ vocals almost as a backing-singer’s response to his own infectious calls about overweight cops and the sort, while Brian DeGraw’s propulsive synths, responsible for the anxiety and childhood fears of the original, are all smiles and good cheer here. The tinkle of the keys, the sync of the guitars, and the ceaseless sway of LSP’s touch makes this one trip you won’t mind taking to a song about the mind’s countless neuroses. –Daniel Gottlieb, Altered Zones

MP3: Gang Gang Dance: “MindKilla (Lee Scratch Perry Remix)”

Gang Gang Dance’s Eye Contact is out on 4AD now. Below, the official video for “MindKilla,” directed by Shoji Goto from Japanese experimental noise act Boredoms:

via Altered Zones