Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Rosebuds - Get Up Get Out - Justin Vernon of Bon Iver remix

First off, I know that I am posting like a bit of a demon of late but allergies, stress and boredom have all played a role in me having trouble sleeping, ain't insomnia a bitch? Anyway, this is a record for those of you who enjoy a bit of Studio, Coyote or Tiedye, the superb Justin Vernon of Bon Iver remix of The Rosebuds Get Up Get Out. I have never heard of The Rosebuds before and the original version of this is extremely uplifting and I can see it doing well but the remix is absolutely superb stuff, just the sort of record that you want to listen to again and again.

The record has that end of the night anthem vibe about it, especially if you've played a set of smack 'em over the head house or cosmic records and you want something that makes it feel like you've got the sun on your back and sand between your toes. Justin Vernon is of course known for his other nome de plume, Bon Iver, under which he released the superb For Emma, Forever Ago, which is truly an album that you can play from start to finish and there aren't many of those around anymore in our singles/iTunes-driven music consumption culture, and if this is the sort of remix work that he can do then hopefully some A&R bod out there will give him a shot at brightening up the likes of Lindstrom and Aeroplane who are all going a bit too prog plod for me at the moment.

I went through progressive house once in the 1990s and it was enough for me, and when I listen to some records coming out on the cosmic/re-edit scene they aren't exactly sounding a million miles away and it's kind of off-putting in all truth, the same can be said for some of the minimal records out at the moment that sound like the even more boring cousin of some of the darker prog records that came out at the beginning of the century before thankfully DJs got bored and started playing songs again and weren't afraid of a bit of melody instead of some ket-driven mind-numbing loop.

Anyway I'm digressing a bit here, seek out this record and play it on a Sunday morning when the sun is shining, I'm sure it'll make a fine addition to your eggs 'n papers routine.

The Rosebuds - Get Up Get Out - Justin Vernon of Bon Iver remix

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