The Horrors release a remixed version of their album SKYING called HIGHER

10 12 2012

The Horrors - Higher album art

So the Horrors – or shall I say Vince Noir’s sweethearts – have announced a deluxe boxed set of the remixed version of the singles and videos from their 2011 album SKYING. Appropriately titled, HIGHER is brimming with brilliant covers and reworkings by artists such as Andrew Weatherall, Peaking Lights, Connan Mockasin and more. Unfortunately I can’t pre-order this boxed set in this part of the world just yet but if you’re in Ingerland… fuck you.

I’m generally not a big fan of shoegaze remixes as I don’t like the idea of taking a perfectly distorted loud sound and morphing it into something plastic fantastic. However, HIGHER is true to The Horrors’ stunning original yet wildly distinct.

And there is some impressive thinking behind it:

“We were driving through the deserts of California when we hatched the plan to release a boxed set of the singles from Skying, unaware that it would balloon into the monster that it did. We started off small, just one version per single. However, through chance encounters and wanting to involve more people whose music excited us, the box soon grew into an impressive collection of sonic tapestries and hypnotic grooves and it became apparent that this was no longer about the singles. It was now about this new music which had used the different elements of Skying as a springboard to other ideas. We encouraged everyone involved to be as obtuse as possible, to get as far away from the original source material as they could. The results are stunning, and I think it’s just a shame we couldn’t have done more.”
Tom Furse, The Horrors




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