Boards Of Canada’s WHY? Remix Remains Startling

Especially with these BrainTwins visuals...

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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