PREMIERE: Geryon’s energetic take on Time For Dream’s Lighthouse
‘Lighthouse’ is the fresh (barely day old) single from TIME FOR DREAMS, and today we’re hot on the heels of the original with a remix by Melbourne’s own GERYON. Utilising Geryon’s unique skills in sampling, beat-making and vocal overhaul – Geryon has turned a far more down tempo and cathartic soundscape into compelling and sinister track.
Geryon is a multi-instrumentalist producer based in Melbourne who has toured with How To Dress Well, Bonobo, Amanda Palmer and The Bamboos. In mid-2016, Geryon released their debut EP – We Don’t Need To Talk About The Ghost which focused on pitch-shifted vocals, drum loops and a whole host of analog skills to explore complex emotions without explicitly naming them. Released to absolute adoration, it’s only logical that Geryon now gets to turn their hand to remixing tracks as complex as their own.
Without gutting the track, Geryon stamps their mark upon it – speeding it up with a quick and rough dream beat. The vocals are edited to what sounds like, ‘And there is.’ The almost metallic dropping sound in the background almost sounds like the basketball scene in Scary Movie 2. It may be an obscure reference but that’s really what it’d take to describe the remix; it is comprised of sounds that aren’t necessarily made with a computer – this didn’t take a few clicks. It’s an intimate and well-thought approach to production by someone who adores the intricacies of sound. It’s an activated soundscape; where Time For Dreams’ ‘Lighthouse’ is a perfect track to listen to alone, Geryon elevates it to the club or the house party. It’s a unique skill to remix a soundscape and to keep the full value in tact.
Geryon hasn’t been too loud in 2017 but here is hoping to more output. Time For Dreams, however, shared their third single for this year with ‘Lighthouse,’ and have received widespread critical acclaim for their releases, so we’re keen to hear more! You can buy both the original ‘Lighthouse’ and Geryon‘s remix right here, via It Records.
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