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Format: 7
Label & Cat.Number: Editions MEGO eMego 104X
Release Year: 2010
Note: One piece by ANTONY, the other side has a remix of the same track by FENNESZ; full colour artwork by STEPHEN O'MALLEY
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"Returnal. Voice by Antony. Piano by Daniel Lopin. Recorded at Lofish, New York, May 2010. Engineered and mixed by Alex Nizich. Returnal. Remixed by Christian Fennesz. Cut at Dubplates & mastering, Berlin, june 2010. Hot on the heels of the acclaimed Oneothrix Point Never 'Returnal' album come these fabulous versions of the title track. Antony swings the mood and strips the tracks of its delayed harmonised vocals and creates poignant ballad with Dan OPN on piano. Fennesz on the other hand sprinkles some his world famous majestic stardust over the proceedings. All packaged in dazzling artwork by Stephen O'Malley." [label info]


"Oneohtrix Point Never album 'Returnal' did not make it into these pages - sadly enough, as the releases on No Fun were greatly appreciated. That leaves me a bit in the 'dark' as to this 7" with two remixes of the title track. Antony (from Antony and the Johnsons) fame strips the lyrics and sings them in his characteristic voice, with Daniel OPN on piano, and makes this into a great ballad. A haunting piece, or should that be a haunted piece? Ghostly. On the other side we find Fennesz, the true master of digital music, the absolute top class of his kind, and he takes the analogue world of Oneohtrix Point Never into the world of bits and bytes, effectively yet minimally stretching the song of the original into a likewise haunting digital ballad. Haunting, not haunted, I'd say, which makes a small difference. This too is a great piece. Now I would have wished to hear the original. This 7" of two great remixes made me all the more curious." [FdW/Vital Weekly]