The sounds on Florian T M Zeisig's 'Coatcheck' are little like the experience of stereotypical clubbing. Likewise, these remixes are meant for the club of the future, or perhaps, the non-club of the present: a place emphasizing organic flows instead of machinic rhythms, a place of distanced, isolated collectivity at a time of transition to something different. Many of these remixes have resulted in entirely new compositions, more like collaborations than reinterpretations.
Joanna Pope—Berlin-based independent researcher, writer, composer, and producer—conjures a gorgeous pastoral composition based upon Zeisig’s filtered textures on “First Version.” Montreal-based Patrick Holland takes “Only Textures,” originally a swirling miasma, and sculpts it into dub burner perfection. Meanwhile, Exael’s breakbeat treatment of “Aspire,” reinserts the track into a more recognizable dance lineage. Forest Management, the moniker of Chicago-based John Daniel, strips out the low end of the cheekily titled “Ambient Middle Part” and hones in on its vacillating, verdant undergrowth.
In addition to the remixes, 3 bonus tracks from Florian T M Zeisig are included in this release. They were recorded during the same sessions as 'Coatcheck' but were not included on the LP due to time and space constraints.