Australian electronic composer and lover of all things the color blue Ben Frost has released a remix of the Warsaw-based cellist and SHAPE artist Resina’s “In In,” which is part of a larger remix album due out on May 31 via 130701, the label that kickstarted Max Richter and Johann Johannsson’s early careers.
Originally a twinkling track built around a simple floor tom rhythm off Resina’s 2018 release Traces, Frost’s remix of “In In” marries his industrious kicks and spacious, filtered synths with Resina’s crystalline strings, resulting in an uncomfortable matrimony you can’t help but gawk at. It unfolds when there are seemingly no creases left to unravel, and revives itself when you think it’s gone.
Frost’s remix is premiering here today. Listen to it down below, and pre-order the full album your choice of vinyl or digital here.
Traces – Remixes tracklisting:
02. In In – Ben Frost remix
03. In – Ian William Craig remix
04. In In – Lotic remix
05. Trigger – Abul Mogard remix
Set aside your preconceived notions of “classical” music and all talk of its powdered wig wearin’, opera glasses sportin’, etiquette lovin’, high-brow listeners — cuz when it comes to the avant or genre-twisting side of classical-influenced music or post-classical music these days, there is a TON to love.
130701, the neo-classical label run by FatCat Records, has been at this for years now (since 13 July 2001; hence, “130701”) and has built up a roster full of extraordinary composers like Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hauschka, and Ian William Craig. And now, the label is set to release the second album by the marvelous Polish cellist Resina, entitled Traces, on the auspicious date of 060718 — f.k.a. July 6.
Weaving more decadent layers than a royal wedding cake, Resina (a.k.a. Karolina Rec) continues to grow as a writer and musician with each release. Listen and look below to the ineffably beautiful tracks “Resin” and “Procession,” which are so cello-stabby and urgent that you might need to steady yourself during listening. Traces is available on vinyl, CD, and digital formats and can be pre-ordered here and here).
Rec recently played her home base of Warsaw with Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld, but she will be playing the Unsound Krakow 2018 festival in October and will be announcing more fall tour dates soon (there is also rumor of a remix EP on the way). As they say in the old school classical circles: she’ll be Bach.
06. In In