Monday, March 25, 2013

Can't Look Away: Maribou State Remixes George Maple's "Fixed"

In art, the impressionists reminded us that the sensation of viewing can often feel more real than realistic portrayal. That is to say, they suggest an image, or an emotion, and allow the viewer to make up the distance.

From the sweeping arpeggio that opens Maribou State's remix of George Maple's "Fixed," I couldn't help but feel a faint touch of Maurice Ravel and impressionist music. Which is to say, for me, that the remix suggests an emotion otherwise inexpressible. And there it is  - one of the most standout tracks I've heard all year. The Londoners' remix flows like water at play, or a potential lover sipping red wine on a train as the other disembarks.