Francis Harris / Various Artists

“Hfn Reworked By Francis Harris”

HFNDISK48 scanZoom inLabelHafendisko
Cat. No.HFNDISK48
FormatEXCL12"J
Orders fromFri, 31 Aug 2018
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Review

Tracklist 12″: A. Kasper Bjørke: Cloud 9 (feat. Urdur) (Francis Harris Reform) B1. Null + Void: Where I Wait (feat. Dave Gahan) (Francis Harris Reform) B2. ticktock: Hatefuck (Francis Harris Lightbluemover Reform) Francis Harris’ exceptional run of releases for his own labels Scissors & Thread and Kingdoms now extends to this perfectly formed EP for hafendisko, which sees him rework some of hfn music’s finest moments of the last two years. Harris, the Brooklynite whose feel for subtlety and space seems to infuse all his work, takes on three of the Hamburg label’s cannon - kicked off with Kasper Bjørke’s ‘Cloud 9’, featuring Urdur. Here Harris deconstructs the original and reforms it into a some quite removed from its origins - shuffling drum machines bring about a Kraftwerkesque feel, before beautiful tones and atmospheres reveal themselves. The track seems to develop along two paths simultaneously, somehow creating a truly affecting piece of leftfield electronica. Null + Void’s huge Dave Gahan-featuring-track ‘Where I Wait’ has been heavily remixed over the past months, but also gets the Harris treatment. Completely flipped form the original, this is a haunting remix with tough and funky underbelly, utilizing Gahan’s vocals only sparingly. Danish alt-pop trio ticktock have their single ‘Hatefuck’ refixed also, and Harris zones in on the glitchy vibe and adds layers of claustrophobic depth to the production.

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