There was a time when a Gang Gang Dance show was a murky prospect. What would happen on stage? Would it be just noise jamming for a while? Would songs be recognizable, or would the entire thing be improvised? It was really fun to see them, and ever so slightly less fun to listen to them on record. It wasn’t that those records were bad, by any means, it was just that after you caught their live show, nothing else could quite reach that ecstasy. Over time that changed, the band still gets weird on stage, but their albums are poppier now. Sometimes there are hooks. Songs start in one place and end not actually that far off from that place. Gang Gang Dance are a leaner band, and this remix of FaltyDL’s “She Sleeps”—which, in its original form, was subtly melancholy—is appropriately tight, vocal samples are chopped roughly and the drums bounce with a kind of snappy energy that sounds, more than anything else, clean. By the time the song hits its midpoint and the vocal sample For those of us that love to listen, can you once again say something about the unsayable comes in, your brain will be caught in a constant spiral, trying to figure out what it all means to the song itself. Maybe nothing, or, you know, maybe everything.
Stream: FaltyDL, “She Sleeps” (Gang Gang Dance Remix)