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Remix Fix: alt-J/Lea Porcelain

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Remix Fix: alt-J/Lea Porcelain

In theory I like the idea of the remix: taking someone else’s song and tweaking it the way you want it done. It’s a great means for completely redoing something, and for reinterpretation. Sometimes remixes go awry, and sometimes they’re better than the original. Remix Fix is all about the happy medium when a remix totally nails it and makes a song that much better.

Berlin’s Lea Porcelain has done wonderful things to alt-J’s “Deadcrush.” Their reworking of the song takes a turn down a dark, fog-covered fork in the road, with velvet synths lending an almost overpowering intensity to ...

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Good Cover Version: Lea Porcelain Does Bruce Springsteen

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Good Cover Version: Lea Porcelain Does Bruce Springsteen

Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

Sorry, Bruce, but I prefer this Lea Porcelain interpretation of 1993’s “Philadelphia.” The London-via-Berlin duo’s otherworldly synth-driven lo-fi pop is so heartbreakingly lovely here, turning the original’s Americana despair into something completely and incandescently beautiful.  


[posted 3.21.17]

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Video Of The Day #227: Lea Porcelain

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Video Of The Day #227: Lea Porcelain

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

If “Bones” is any indication, Lea Porcelain‘s debut record (due out this summer) is going to be fantastic. Reminiscent of the softer edges of early New Order, the song’s cinematic synth machinations find a fitting visual home in the gorgeously shot video. 

[posted 2.16.17]

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