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Creating a remix to one of the most influential pioneers in minimalistic music, Stevie Reich, is an ambitious endeavor. Grammy nominated electronic music force are bold enough to take on this challenge. Luckily, the Norwegian duo created an excellent rendition of Electric Counterpoint: II. Fast managing to retain the original vision of the tune. Here they explain their approach on this edit:
“We wanted to make our own version of this beautiful piece of music, adding beats and bass, and at the same time stay 100% true to the original arrangement. However, for our needs, we respectfully (although some might say cheekily) altered the whole song from a 3/4 to a 4/4 time signature. Not unlike how The Orb did it in their 90’s classic Little Fluffy Clouds. Actually, editing and experimenting with this piece of music turned out to be great fun!
So much fun, in fact, that we wanted to depart further from the original, and create yet another version. This time, using the tone quality of the original sample as a starting point, we embarked on an analog-fueled journey into repetitive madness and harmonic bliss.” -Röyksopp