It's not REMIX WEDNESDAY or anything, but this project is just too weird and downright outgoing to leave unposted. To put it simply, this is one remix album to rule them all.
This story starts with the synergy of two elements: San Fran music producer "Al Lover" and the blog-o-sphere-approved record label Woodsist. Woodsist specializes in some pretty distinct and eerie music, touting acts such as Woods, Ganglians, and Real Estate. Lo-fi fiends such as Wavves and Kurt Vile have landed releases there, too. Al has taken it upon himself to remix over a dozen tracks from the label into a tight combination of chunky beats and looped samples. It's your only chance of hearing hip hop vibes laced into the unusually fuzzy and psychedelic sounds that Woodsist releases.
I love most of the songs being remixed on this album, but listening to this a very different experience. Don't put your ears on this expecting to hear Woodsist in another light. Al has turned this into something all his own. These tracks couldn't have been made without the originals, but something just as novel has come out of them. Fans of crate-dug instrumental antics take notice.
Here's a tracklisting, a link to download the album, and a SoundCloud stream of every track:
The Fresh & Onlys- What Goes In Circles
Ganglians- 100 Years
Kurt Vile- Breathing Out
The Art Museums- So Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore
Woods- Born To Lose
The Mayfair Set- Three of Me
Moon Duo- In the Trees
Meneguar- The Morning, the Night
Fergus & Geronimo- Last Letter
Meth Teeth- I Was Young
Real Estate- Black Lake
Woods- 'Til the Sun Rips