OVERVIEW: Todd Rundgren, Emil Nikolaisen, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm remixed by Stereolab, High Llamas, Erol Alkan and EYE (Boredoms)
Todd Rundgren/Emil Nikolaisen/Hans-Peter Lindstrøm's “Runddans" was launched to wide acclaim in May this year. As a compendium of a release to the album, we invited some of our favourite artists to interpret the Runddans material, making their own versions of our piece.
As Todd was doing vocal takes during our very first and initial studio sessions for "Runddans", he claimed he would "try to do "ba-ba's", meaning vocal harmonies, like Stereolab”. It became obvious that both Todd, Emil, Hans-Peter and the label all had a soft spot for Stereolab's gleeful eccentricities. In remix- response, Stereolab joined their friends The High Llamas, resulting in five minutes of classic lounge bossa bliss!
Erol Alkan is a big fan of Todd. We thought it could be interesting to hear how he would take this a mastodon piece to the dancefloors. Erol delivered the goods and came up with a 10- minute disco epic. In the words of Mixmag: “It’s a joy to hear classic Lindstrom synths manipulated in such fine fashion putting this rerub up with Erol’s best"
For all of us involved, EYE from Boredoms is the master of cosmic/psychedelic. This remix is very special to us. EYE’s take on our music is pure magic!
: Side A - 1. Runddans (Erol Alkan remix). Side B - 1. Put Your Arms Around Me (Stereolab & The High Llamas remix), 2. Lind (Bifrost mix by EYE).