Tales Of Ordinary Madness "Retold"

by Exercise One

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On EP 1 former studio mate Deadbeat turns in a dub-indebted remix of the Cocoon released ‘Top Score’ that’s all spaced stabs and booming kicks. Sigha drains the colour and offers up a typically stark translation of ’12 Years’ that juxtaposes Dumb Unit boss Jeremy P Caulfield’s growling adaptation of ‘Where Is My Keyboard’ and the playful bounce of Anja Schneider’s rework of the duo’s Mobilee club hit ‘Debaya’. EP 2 continues the overrun of talent with Ewan Pearson masterfully remixing in typically grandiose style, putting on the breaks and laying down an irresistible groove from which he tinkers with thick swathes of valve-heated melodies and bulbous bass. Alex Smoke’s charred contribution has an air of narcotic outlandishness with the swirl of Farsi poetry recorded by close Persian friends of the duo in their old flooded basement studio. And Berlin band subQ10x cover Exercise One’s very first release ‘Roll With U’, with Ingo on drums. EP 3 sees Peter Van Hoesen ‘Wandering’ with a swaggering low-end and kitchen-sink percussion that gifts Donato Dozzy the opportunity to pick up the pace and instil a hint of malicious intent with his dust-treated version of ‘Prowl’. Finally the duo’s dearest mad professor Jacopo Carreras pulls us out of the trip and places us firmly back on the dancefloor. Where it all begins and ends.

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released May 5, 2014

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