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LISTEN: New Vision Fortune Remix
Laurie Tuffrey , September 12th, 2013 09:40

London trio rework Eugene McGuinness' latest single Fairlight

Vision Fortune, the south London three-piece whose debut album Mas Fiestas con el Grupo Vision Fortune, a collection of singular, droning electronic-tinged cuts, veering from psychedelia into almost mystical territory, was released earlier this year, have deployed their remixing skills on 'Fairlight', the new single soul-pop man Eugene McGuinness released last month, produced by the much in-demand Dan Carey, the Speedy Wunderground label head, and out on Domino.

On the surface of it, it's an odd pairing, and the resulting track is just as wholesale a recasting as you'd expect. The taut, three-minute structure of the original is not so much dissembled as dissolved, leaving it as only the faintest of palimpsests, tripled in length. Instead, VF draw on their familiar hard-edged synth drones laid over sparse handclaps, adding in repeating shots of gnarled, granular noise which accumulate upwards until it all caves in in a hail of computer glitch static - have a listen below.

The video for the original follows and McGuinness plays London's Birthdays on September 16; entry's free. Have a read of our interview with Vision Fortune here.

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