This post will be mostly about not Austra, but Vondelpark; the notoriously shy and sought-after rehasher. Austra was wise to allow her fantastic “Beat and the Pulse” to fall into his hands. The results are swell. But it’s UN-recognizable now, with a tremendous sadness injected quite thoroughly throughout. It’s like he lives with ghosts, and won’t allow the public to find him. Else it become a spectacle. Those ghosts permeate everything he makes; their wails and woes fly out your speakers on every track he creates and rearranges. On Austra’s formerly fist-filled siren call, Vondelpark places, of all things, a tender-touched guitar as a centerpiece. Only bits and pieces of the original vocals remain, as comments to the story mostly: background noise. Yet it’s LUVLEE in every way. Made by only someone who lives secretly can. Someone with a bit of sun at his beck and call, and solitude always. After listening, you’ll realize why Vondelpark should be the focus on this remix; an artist improving upon a given method.
He has an EP, entitled Sauna. It is very good.
For more Vondelpark music and remixes, try here.
(The Sauna EP is available now from R&S Records)