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Carpenter Brut Releases Dancey Synth Remix of Ghost’s “Dance Macabre”

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The combination of synthwave and Ghost as is natural as peanut butter and jelly. Frankly I can’t believe no one thought of it sooner.

But Carpenter Brut has always been an innovator, and he continues to do that here with his remix of Ghost’s “Dance Macabre.” The remix (or cover, or whatever you want to call it) leans more heavily on the danceable, poppy side of synthwave than on the super-dark and heavy stuff for which Brut is known… but so does the original Ghost track, so it makes perfect sense. It’s delightful! And there’s a searing synth solo in the middle to add a little something extra special.

Here’s Brut on the remix:

“I’ve been a big fan of Ghost since their beginning,” said Carpenter Brut, “and when I had the opportunity to open for the band in 2016, I was super excited.  Last April, I received an email from Tobias himself asking if I would remix ‘Dance Macabre,’ and of course I accepted.  I wanted to bring a funky and disco touch, not just confine myself to the pure synthwave style that would have been expected, but to make this remix a disco rock song and bring out the pop side of the band that is always underlying in their music.”

Check it out below. Ghost have a whole bunch of touring lined up for the fall; dates here.

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