Null crafts an apocalyptic techno saga with his remix of Darcy Baylis
Melbourne producer NULL has unveiled his extended remix of Darcy Baylis‘ ‘At Sloterdijk Station / The Force Won’t Kill Me’.
This track was taken from Baylis‘ debut LP Intimacy & Isolation, with Null significantly re-imagining and reworking its core structure, transforming the song into an apocalyptic techno odyssey.
Null’s 16-minute rework for ‘At Sloterdijk Station / The Force Won’t Kill Me’ boasts a massive elaboration of the track’s content, with the running time of Baylis’ original comparatively clocking it at 6 minutes. This extended remix conceives an ambient, trance saga reminiscent to that of Eastern European deep trance music, evidently paying homage to Baylis’ musical inspirations whilst maintaining some of his own signature sonic characteristics.
‘At Sloterdijk Station / The Force Won’t Kill Me’ displays a kaleidoscope of aural architecture, fluctuating between sinister and soothing tones in transcendental torrents of complex synth riffs and percussive textures. Intermittent flickers of heavily effected vocal samples overlay the intricate strata of cosmic sounds, permitting the track to retain some level of human-esque feel in its otherwise otherworldly dimension.
Baylis’ original composition remains jovial throughout its duration, while Null’s musical vision steers the track through unnerving territories, building tension and unease toward an exhilarating sonic climax. The jubilant resolve of ‘At Sloterdijk Station / The Force Won’t Kill Me’ is more than worth holding out for, and stunningly ties off this rollercoaster of a tune.
Null is constantly pushing the boundaries of his production beyond that of his previous works, so we envision that whatever comes next from his self-proclaimed ‘electronic universe’ will be both intense and incredible mesmerising.
Words by FREYA SIMMONS