April 23, 2013
The reflective and psychedelic dream world of Footprintz debut LP ‘Escape Yourself’ is fully unleashed on the Visionquest imprint this March and next single ‘Uncertain Change’ is one of the twelve glowing examples of the duos’ esteemed sonic and lyrical wonder. Here featuring two of dance music’s finest auteurs, Audion aka Matthew Dear and Maceo Plex deliver their own unique spin on the original.
With a distinct coming of age theme, ‘Uncertain Change’ is a perfect slice of dreamy synth-pop. Anchored by a powerful bassline, uplifting melodies inflected with new wave nostalgia blend into softly spoken vocals heavy with melancholy as the underlying sense of what it feels like to be young and unsure is in the air. Warped electric guitar strums add to a creeping darkness, but the over-riding warmth and depth of soul filters through, transporting the listener to an age of innocence.
The ‘Maceo Plex Reconception’ is endowed with the producers signature swing. Tailored for the disco, skipping pendulum beats and a heavier bass beat underpin the in tact phrasing of the original song leading up to a breakdown and powerful bassline drop.
In The ‘Audion Loves You Mix’ Audion aka Matthew Dear deconstructs the song and pieces it back together with an entirely transformative minimal tapestry of sounds. An epic re-imagining of sparse electronic bleeps and warped vocals build into a majestic framework of fizzing tension and textured soundscapes as a reprise of the original melody finally warming Audion’s darker undertones.
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