Ultraísta - Ultraísta Remixes

Impressive, if slightly predictable, remixes...
Ultraísta - Ultraísta Remixes

Amid the hoopla surrounding Atoms For Peace's debut, ‘Amok’, Nigel Godrich’s other band kinda got forgotten.

Shame – this project’s eponymous ‘Ultraísta’ was a decent debut, and in Laura Bettinson the band has a fine vocalist.

This remix album gathers an impressive, if slightly predictable, array of producers. The pick of the bunch is, naturally, Four Tet and his excellent rework of ‘Smalltalk’ (video below).

Prefuse 73 turns the previously slightly limp ‘You're Out’ into something epic, with Bettinson’s vocals sounding positively imperious. David Lynch, meanwhile, recasts ‘Strange Formula’ as a grinding industrial dirge that’s typically creepy.

The vinyl edition adds a bunch more, including cuts by CHVRCHES and Matthew Dear.

6/10

Words: Will Salmon

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