Has it really been so long?
WHY? released their mighty 'Alopecia' full length 10 whole years ago, and while we have undoubtedly aged – those jeans don't fit quite as well, no more – the music remains as vital, as powerful as when we first heard it.
Gaining a full re-issue, 'Alopecia' will be accompanied by a breathless series of headline shows, with WHY? gathering to celebrate that mighty LP.
Always ripe ground for remixes, 'Alopecia' cut 'Good Friday' – "If you grew up with white boys / Who only look at black and Puerto Rican porno…" – was re-worked by seminal Warp duo Boards Of Canada.
Everything the Scottish pairing placing their name against is carefully considered, and their distinctive retro-futurist tint is drained through this intriguing remix.
Retaining that chugging, dub-influenced bass line, Boards Of Canada tease out fresh colour from the WHY? palette, adding a distinctly new spin on the original.
Acclaimed art duo BrainTwins – Jessica Dunn and Justin Shimp – have stepped in to work on the visuals, and their multi-media style perfectly matches the distorted electronic psychedelia that Boards Of Canada specialise in.
We've got first play – check it out below.
'Alopecia' is out now. For all the latest WHY? tour dates click HERE.
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