Mission 13 has remixed the track “When Breath Becomes Visible,” otherwise known as Track 3 on …and surrender my body to the flames. For those of you not in the know (which, honestly, is probably everybody) Mission 13 has provided original tracks for films of mine like The Return of the Forest Monster, Dali’s Hairs, and Anatomy of a Composite Shot, and has now turned a digital eye on Sci-Fi Romance.
I’ve always been a big fan of Kieran Hebden of Four Tet, as far back as the original release of Pause, which I had to get as an import before it was available in the States. Four Tet is this amazing blend of folk and jazz instrumentation with electronica, and so as a fan of the trail that Hebden blazed, it is personally very cool for me to hear one of my songs reworked into a similar sort of setting. People have called Four Tet “folktronica” for a while, so I suppose it’s only reasonable to consider the Sci-Fi Romance remix steamfolktronica, or to riff on what The Music Slut called SFR, I supposed you might call it “apocalyptic post-folktronica.” Either way, you get to have fun with the ridiculous morass that is the intense genrefication of modern music, which is always great.
Versions of the remix with and without vocals are available as web-exclusive free downloads from the Sci-Fi Romance music page. I hope if there is a steampunk dance club somewhere, they will somehow be led to this track…
Below, you can find the original version of the song: