Well this is fairly unexpected. Shigeto
, whose mini-LP, Lineage
, was released last month on Ghostly
, has remixed Sufjan Stevens
’ 2010 song "Futile Devices
." Which is an interesting decision for any number of reasons—Sufjan Stevens, 2010, etc.—but one so naturally executed it'd be totally missing the point to second-guess. The remix is both a lovely extension of Shigeto's recent, super-contemplative style, driven by Sufjan's very Lineage
-appropriate harp, and, thanks to Shigeto's precise drum programming and added electonics, a pretty sizable step beyond the original. It's deeply reflective, the type of song you'd sit alone on a bench to, looking back at yourself with just enough distance it doesn't hurt too bad.
Download: Sufjan Stevens, "Futile Devices (Shigeto Remix)"