Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project

In August, Bon Iver invited fans (and friends) to remix their latest album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, with Justin Vernon hand-picking the winners. Today, we get to hear the tracks, dubbed the "Stems Project".

Most of the remixes simply don't do enough, chopping up vocals and adding subtle accents that only lead back to the original version, which was much better in the first place.  

Minnesota, WI (Daydreamer Remix) is standout, rushing the vocals and giving it some force, making it more likely to be played at your next party, than Starbucks. Towers (Stop The Car Remix), abandons the entire foundation in favor of mellow bass line and fragmented vocals, similar to early Passion Pit. Wash (Dan Huiting & Adam Rucinski) is the most charming, reminiscent of LCD Soundsystem's Someone Great before switching gears into Atoms For Peace territory.

You can listen to the 10 winners, plus 6 additional bonus tracks, below, courtesy of Spotify.

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