Remixes
by Ape School

— Released 30th November 2009 on Counter Records

Since last witnessing our favourite professor take a facelong plunge down a slope of breasty moguls in technicolour animalation, Ape School’s Michael Johnson has enlisted star pupils for their interpretations of the subject matter at hand. Gold stars go out to the baker’s half-dozen of this session’s gifted class for their songful remixes of Ape School originals from the self-titled debut.

Forever-Ninja Andrew Broder of Fog presents first, with the decidedly Stones-inflected ...

Since last witnessing our favourite professor take a facelong plunge down a slope of breasty moguls in technicolour animalation, Ape School’s Michael Johnson has enlisted star pupils for their interpretations of the subject matter at hand. Gold stars go out to the baker’s half-dozen of this session’s gifted class for their songful remixes of Ape School originals from the self-titled debut.

Forever-Ninja Andrew Broder of Fog presents first, with the decidedly Stones-inflected guitar slink of 'That’s OK'. Keith Sunset aka Speck aka producer Michael Gersten, left-fielder for Gainesville’s CYNE, skies one with a spiraling arpeggiation around MJ’s falsetto. Pollination deconstructs with a shambolic then densely melodic writing of 'Wail to God', while Pop Levi’s astrally saccharine weemix suggests it’s actually 'Not OK' to ‘grunt like an apeman’ while ‘peaking early’. Yppah gazes shoe-ward, getting happy backward, with ephemeral strains and bass anchorage on 'My Intention'. Daedelus explains first then states second in his B-A rendering of 'Wail to God', twisting lilting melodies around stuttering drums. Arc In Round, creative vehicle of Jeff Zeigler, producer of Kurt Vile, War On Drugs and more, overarches with a summary of what Ape School is all about: the bizarre.

Not your conventional 'remix' collection, these reworkings are approached with an appreciation for the song, often preserving verse and chorus, acknowledging the palette of shared influences behind them. As comfortable side-by-side as they are as standalones, this Remixes EP unites a suite of likehearted songs, shedding light on its songcrafters and the ape at the helm.

Remixes
by Ape School

— Released 30th November 2009 on Counter Records

Digital

SAVE TO SPOTIFY

Add this release to your Spotify account now

You will be asked to login with your Spotify Account

Read our Terms & Conditions about this service here

 
MP3 (COUNTDNL031)
£5.00
 
16-bit WAV (COUNTDNL031W)
£7.00
 

Digital

SAVE TO SPOTIFY

Add this release to your Spotify account now

You will be asked to login with your Spotify Account

Read our Terms & Conditions about this service here

MP3 (COUNTDNL031)
£5.00
16-bit WAV (COUNTDNL031W)
£7.00

Tracklist

  1. 1
    That's OK (Andrew Broder Remix)
  2. 2
    Be An Encore (Keith Sunset Remix)
  3. 3
    Wail To God (Pollination Remix)
  4. 4
    That's Not OK (Pop Levi Weemix)
  5. 5
    My Intention (Yppah Remix)
  6. 6
    Wail To God (Daedelus Remix)
  7. 7
    It's Over (Arc In Round Remix)
  8.  
    Play All (7)

Since last witnessing our favourite professor take a facelong plunge down a slope of breasty moguls in technicolour animalation, Ape School’s Michael Johnson has enlisted star pupils for their interpretations of the subject matter at hand. Gold stars go out to the baker’s half-dozen of this session’s gifted class for their songful remixes of Ape School originals from the self-titled debut.

Forever-Ninja Andrew Broder of Fog presents first, with the decidedly Stones-inflected ...

Since last witnessing our favourite professor take a facelong plunge down a slope of breasty moguls in technicolour animalation, Ape School’s Michael Johnson has enlisted star pupils for their interpretations of the subject matter at hand. Gold stars go out to the baker’s half-dozen of this session’s gifted class for their songful remixes of Ape School originals from the self-titled debut.

Forever-Ninja Andrew Broder of Fog presents first, with the decidedly Stones-inflected guitar slink of 'That’s OK'. Keith Sunset aka Speck aka producer Michael Gersten, left-fielder for Gainesville’s CYNE, skies one with a spiraling arpeggiation around MJ’s falsetto. Pollination deconstructs with a shambolic then densely melodic writing of 'Wail to God', while Pop Levi’s astrally saccharine weemix suggests it’s actually 'Not OK' to ‘grunt like an apeman’ while ‘peaking early’. Yppah gazes shoe-ward, getting happy backward, with ephemeral strains and bass anchorage on 'My Intention'. Daedelus explains first then states second in his B-A rendering of 'Wail to God', twisting lilting melodies around stuttering drums. Arc In Round, creative vehicle of Jeff Zeigler, producer of Kurt Vile, War On Drugs and more, overarches with a summary of what Ape School is all about: the bizarre.

Not your conventional 'remix' collection, these reworkings are approached with an appreciation for the song, often preserving verse and chorus, acknowledging the palette of shared influences behind them. As comfortable side-by-side as they are as standalones, this Remixes EP unites a suite of likehearted songs, shedding light on its songcrafters and the ape at the helm.