Stereolab - Neon Beanbag (Atlas Sound Southern Baptist Remix)
But now, on the other hand, we need some sunshine.
We need to have some sunshine sometimes.
Sometime, it can be too much rain.
Originally from their 2008 4AD release Chemical Chords, Stereolab’s “Neon Beanbag” gets the remix treatment from Atlas Sound, the solo project of Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox. Released in conjunction with and in promotion of the 4AD LP, the remix featured this Memorial Day preambles itself with a sampled Baptist sermon of sunshine and rain. And though we at the Mixtape Files are not of the religious sort, I can not contend with the sermon’s final notion that we need to be happy sometimes. Filled with hand-claps and do-do-baps atop twinkling instrumentation, the track lifts upward onto blissfulness. Amen.
Secondly, available is another multi-phonic rework revisited by Bradford for the 2010 Stereolab album NotMusic, the B-side companion to Chemical Chords. It’s hardly a contender for those of you who swoon helplessly to the beauteous sing-song vocals of Laetitia Sadler, but it is nonetheless a worthy listen for those aurally fixated on Cox’s spacey, OCD soundscapes. Taste.
Download: Stereolab - Neon Beanbag (Atlas Sound Southern Baptist Remix).mp3
Download: Stereolab - Neon Beanbag.mp3
Download: Stereolab - Neon Beanbag (Atlas Sound Mix).mp3
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