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Listen to Another Trippy Sumac Remix


Sumac’s latest album What One Becomes stands a good chance of ending up on my year-end list. I’ll say this about it: it’s a grower, not a shower. Give it a listen here, and make sure you give it the attention it deserves when you do.

Thrill Jockey will release Before You I Appear on December 9th (pre-order here)a limited 12″ EP featuring nearly 30 minutes of What One Becomes remixes. Re-living the album in remix form has been a fun exercise; the term “remix” is even a stretch here, because the new versions are so different from the originals save for some sprinklings of Aaron Turner’s marked growl. And that’s what’s so cool about it.

Previously we heard “Clutch of Oblivion” remixed by Bleed Turquoise and today we get the “Tokyodionysis Remix” of “Image of Control,” done by the Japanese band Endon. It’s intense; I don’t know that I’d put this on to listen to on the subway or while I’m working the way I would Sumac, but as something that pushes my boundaries and makes me think about a different approach to music, I’m digging it. Give it a spin below.

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