Nigel Godrich recently invited fans to remix material by his Ultraísta band project. Matthew Dear, it appears, has set the standard.
The Ghostly boss’ remix of ‘Smalltalk’ – also memorably revamped by Four Tet – is a veritable sonic playground, full of glitchy, crunchy, prickly textures. In contrast to Dear’s louche Beams LP, the remix shows Dear sounding techy and hypnotic. Laura Bettinson’s vocals are left relatively unmolested, and soar above Dear’s knotty production work.
Ultraísta’s self-titled debut dropped on October 2. Stream the remix, exclusive to FACT, below.