Elliott Smith Goes… EDM?

Mike Doughty adds electronics to newly discovered acapellas...

A treasured, cherished artist, Elliott Smith's work is frozen in time.

Tragically dying in 2003, the songwriter specialised in the kind of intimacy which could scarcely be imitated. Thriving on sparse, minimal arrangements, Smith's music wins more fans with each passing day.

A new project, though, spins this aesthetic on its head. Mike Doughty recorded a number of Elliott Smith acapellas back in 1998, seemingly designed for use in a dance track.

Re-discovering these tapes, the producer decided to fulfil these intentions. Taking the material in an EDM direction, the results hit SoundCloud earlier today and have prompted ferocious debate.

Judge for yourself… (via Pitchfork)

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