LISTEN: Four Tet ‘Lion’ (Jamie xx remix)
The pared back sounds of FOUR TET meet the JAMIE half of minimalist electronica outfit THE XX on this incredibly chill remix of ‘Lion’.
Beginning with a lone bass that reverberates with a quivering ricochet effect, the song expands in depth and detail throughout its epic 7 minute long lifespan.
The bass ricochets wider and wider, conjuring imaginings of a vast cavenous dungeon, decorated with onyx and diamond dust and enormous bass-friendly speakers.
A haunting piano refrain simmers just under the surface of the bassline, and the volume varies to add drama and intensity, all the while a dependable and comforting beat remains… nice.