In internet time, Nite Jewel has already had a couple careers, beginning as a student of the Ariel Pink school of cassette pop, before falling back a bit and then collaborating with Dam-Funk for "Am I Gonna Make It" (that was a good idea dudes! Do more). Meanwhile, Caribou's "Odessa"has quickly become one of those life staples that we listen to whenever we're doing anything. Today we ran to it, tomorrow we might jam it out while we read a book. Basically it's a great song in its own right, and remixing it this early in the game is a risky prospect. Honestly, this isn't as good as the original, but using the original's skeleton helps to reign in Nite Jewel's distant wobble, still keeping the song just one step removed from concrete reality.
March 24, 2010