When you burn damp firewood, it pops as the moisture evaporates. It's a pleasant noise, and it's essentially the same as the drum sound on which Pantha Du Prince has backed his remix of Cold Cave's "Life Magazine." To all you Pantha purists out there, don't worry, there's still bells, too. There is also a slowed and repeated vocal sample that sounds surprisingly syrupy for him, like he's been curious about Memphis rap. It's a weird song. Which is weird, because the original is not weird. It's a really pretty synth pop song. Which is also weird because, well, look at one of the dudes who made it. That's him above, on the cover of the single. He's not in the band anymore.
April 07, 2010