This Record Store Day, the Dedstrange Rogues’ Gallery of Remix Producers joins forces with renowned Danish Electronic Composer Trentmøller, Andy Bell of legendary shoegaze band Ride (as Glok), post-punk anti-heroes Xiu Xiu, the luminescent Annie Hart of hypnotic synth trio Au Revoir Simone (Twin Peaks: the Return), psychedelic guitar genius Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum), UK Post Punks TV Priest, Tampa Goth band Glove, UK emerging shoegazers bdrmm and many more to tear down the walls between Oliver Ackermann’s dreams on the remix album See Through You: Rerealized, an RSD-exclusive 2xLP set featuring twenty-one brand-new, spicy hot takes on songs from the sixth APTBS album, See Through You.
Sonic Boom stretches the epic “Love Reaches Out” across the galaxy, taking APTBS over the event horizon with boundless, infinite energy and pulsar repeat percussion fuzz guitar radiating from every molecule in the solar system.
In Annie Hart’s somber re-imagining of “Nice of You to Be There for Me,” delicate musicbox synths shine like stardust while her sparse production captures Oliver Ackermann’s isolated vocal in soft focus, flickering in headphones like light through a lonely projectionist’s lens.
Wah Together pull “Hold On Tight” onto the dancefloor with an extended acid house remix which transforms APTBS’ breakneck punk-industrial cacophony with looped basslines, buzzing TB-303 synths and near-Nile Rodgers guitar licks while layering enough danceable percussion to coax even the stickiest wallflowers onto the floor.
The dystopian shadow figure Lunacy pours salt in “My Head is Bleeding,” wrapping the song’s existential plea for sanity in ethereal droning electronics and tattered sheets of damp, gauzy reverb, struggling to contain the desperation and hurt.
Grimoose reimagines “Let’s See Each Other” as a rolling, gritty electro two-step, warping the beat with a pulsing synth-bass treatment and a mesmerizing gridwork of interlocking electronic rhythms guaranteed to wake your ass up.
And on their lucid deconstruction of “Love Reaches Out,” psychedelic NYC quintet GIFT take a spiritual journey through the pearly gates of new age 4AD heaven, floating across the speakers on delicate, softly filtered tufts of reverb.
Set an alarm, stay up all night—do whatever you have to do—but don’t sleep on See Through You: Rerealized, only available Record Store Day 2023—only on Dedstrange.