Last year was brimming with serious label highlights, but if we were forced to pick one, we might go with THE FIELD‘s much-celebrated CUPID’S HEAD (KOMPAKT 290), a crowning achievement for a producer whose track record already boasts an impressive quantity of masterly crafted full-lengths. With CUPID’S HEAD REMIXE II, we cap off a series of remixes on limited 12″ vinyl with contributions from sonic pundits JOHN TEJADA, TIM HECKER and TM404 – again a diverse, yet tremendously becoming selection of fellow artists from all corners of the electronic universe.
The second rework comes from highly acclaimed sound sculptor TIM HECKER, whose most recent album “Virgins” ranked among the very best of last year’s full-length offerings. At first sight, his mix seems to stick the closest to NO. NO…’s original ambience, but as always with the Canadian producer the devil is in the details: subtle tweaks and discreet sabotaging pave the way for epic drones and iridescent textures. For the final cut of CUPID’S HEAD REMIXE II, established Swedish beatsmith Andreas Tilliander brilliantly showcases his latest monicker TM404 with a slightly uncanny take on THE FIELD‘s monolithic looping, losing himself amidst frazzling acid bubbles and a deliberately stoic rhythm pattern.