Wow! THISISNOTANEXIT records are certainly on a roll right now! November last year saw the release of the single ‘Circles’ by not-quite-from-Manchester dark Indie-Dance outfit Detachments and the label has just dropped the third, and final, instalment of reMixes.
The James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco) produced original has already been tackled by such names as Mighty Mouse and Night Plane and here gets treated to three wildly different mixes by Beg To Differ, Dscio and Spectral Empire. Beg To Differ had already dropped the Dub version of their reMix in the first remix package but now we are treated to the full vocal version which keeps up the ominous mood but feeds the tune through a dark SynthPop machine. Dsico’s US Post-Punk/New Wave mix is almost eerily authentic sounding and Spectral Empire round off the selection with their tribal John Carpenter soundtrack-esq epic horror noisescape.
Detachments are currently in the studio working on their début album with the likes of Trevor (Playgroup) Jackson, Tim (DFA) Goldsworthy and Andrew Weatherall, this latest bunch of reMixes was released a couple of weeks ago and can be purchased here: