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Exclusive Goldfrapp remix – Drew (clockwork mix)

Drew by Goldfrapp (Clockwork remix by The Devious Corporation

For weeks I’ve been scratching my head, trying to remix Drew from Goldfrapp’s Tales of Us album. The roots of the song are John Barry and Scott Walker, with a dash of Ennio Morricone and all rendered by a large orchestra. How do you compete with that? The simple answer is you don’t. Some songs just can’t be cajoled onto the dancefloor, and remixes are as much about reinterpretation as tapping feet. Whispers and grandfather clocks feature in my version which lurks in the shadows of a deserted ballroom, echoing with the memories of past dramas. I tried to use just the vocal from the original, and built my own sound using shivering strings, oboes and a church organ. There’s even a choir in there somewhere…

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all 1,311 followers of The Vibes around the planet. And to my casual readers, the Follow button is down there in the right hand column 😉

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Good Vibrations

After some jiggery-pokery behind the scenes, The Vibes is now available as a scruffy old cloth-bound book. Which has been left on the floor. Of a beach hut.The Vibes - WordPress blog designed by Mark Wallis around the Adventure Journal theme
It’s still the faithful old Adventure Journal theme, which you can find on your WordPress dashboard, but I had to say goodbye to my spiral-bound notebook, which so many people borrowed for their own blogs. Hope you like the new look!

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Revenge Of The Lesbian Serial Killer

Goldfrapp Jo Imaginary Movie Poster

It’s not the kind of title you expect to see on The Vibes, so let’s embrace the unexpected for a moment here. The remaining movies which accompany Goldfrapp’s Tales Of Us album were leaked recently, and for just a fleeting moment I was able to steal some screen caps from the video for Jo, which seems to be about split personalities and murderous passion. The result is this imaginary movie poster, continuing the horror theme which snakes through the album.

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Thea – Goldfrapp (Totem Mix) video

This is my remix of Thea, made into a horror movie. Halloween is just a click away….

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