The MDS Remixes are here... All 33 versions... This is the WEATNU edition. All sales for this remix album support #WEATNU movement.
Where to begin. Where did this mammoth undertaking start?
I guess Mangabros had been flirting with the idea of getting a female singer, so Craig Manga thought it only fair to wrap his tonsils around one mother of a catchy tune, an up-tempo stormer of a number, one last time, or rather one for the road.
'Motorcycledeathsong' was based on the old tradition of motorcycle death songs such as Leader of the Pack and Bat Out of Hell, so it seemed perfect to simply call it just that. The hook line of "GLORY BE..." is a deliberate attempt at an earworm, to get folk humming. Elements of big beat, gnarled gospel and acid house, all knotted up like the knuckles of the preacher in Night of the Hunter. L-O-V-E and H-A-T-E. It is a brash tale of Lazarus-like preacher, Reverend Zach astride his steely steed. He dies and is resurrected to perform miracles on his followers in several song sequels and prequels ('Rev Lazarus and the Bible of Highways').
Craig M thought it a nice idea to hook up with some friends - old and new - to draw out remixes, reinterpretations and sonic exploration. WEATNU was the perfect vehicle for interaction and collaboration. It is a diverse body of work, pushing many of the artists included out of their comfort zones into uncharted (and uncharting) territory. This is the long night of the detour. It is unflinching, raw, and will burrow its way into your soul. So beware.
We have black ambience, electro-stomps, deep house, nightmare dreampop, orchestral, dubstep, industrial, krautrock, medieval spookfolk, acid techno, all this and more. It roars and revs and pulses like the beast at its centre. GLORY BE!!!
released June 30, 2015
Words & Music by Craig Manga
Original Mix instrumentation:
Craig M. lead vocals, programming, synths, beats, guitars, bass.
Yikii T. vocal textures
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