When I Would Pretend To Sleep
Sly Hats – Vampire Sips (muslces remix).
This song needs to be ten minutes longer. Then it would be perfect. Right now it has everything: a gorgeous melody sung just barely out of their range, dreamy female harmony vocals, and the least-cheesey cheesey house synths I’ve heard in years. At two minutes and 20 seconds though, it’s a lesson in tension and frustration. But those seems to be the colors most often dipped into from Muscles’ pallette. He loves to keep things short, leave us wanting more. There’s something to be said for missing pieces.
With each new jam he unleashes we learn a little bit more. This is the second remix of his I’ve heard (the first was a rejected remix of Architecture in Helsinki that is absolutely ridiculous), and already we can see his focus. This is also the first time I’ve heard a Muscles jam that didn’t have “HOOOOOOOOO…AHHHHHHHHHH” in it, which is oddly disappointing. Still – it’s not his song. It’s a Sly Hats song.
Who are Sly Hats? Well, it’s really this guy Geoff and some friends from Australia. Sly Hats do that layered beach boys thing without being too cliche. Rumor has it that they’re currently recording a cover of Muscle’s “Ice Cream” for his first 12″ on Modular. Perfect. I’m excited.
At any rate, I have no idea what release this is available on. I do know that Sly Hats’ album is quite good, and I know that Muscles’ current 12″ is revelatory. So, do yourself a favor and pick them up.