We often get people asking if they can remix our stuff, so - download these remix packs and get remixing!
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An introspective on remixing Kieronononon
A fair while ago, I approached the fine chaps of Kieronononon with the idea of doing a remix of one of their tracks. They accepted and I ended up doing a tinkering job on the track "Fetch" which can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/kieronononon. Now you lucky people are getting a chance to do the same to some of their newer tracks, so I thought I'd give a little insight/advice (if you want it) in to bastardising their music.
I think it's essential to have an idea of the overall theme/style you're aiming for before you start, rather than winging it as you go along. In this case, I decided to enhance the darkness and madness (among other things) I felt was inherent in the track. I took things away, added some extra harmonies using spacey, eerie sounds, added verbs in various places and generally tried to fill everything out a bit. I also changed the drum feel of most of the track, using a half-time feel for a lot of it to enhance the slow-burning mystique of the whole thing.
It was good fun and I was happy with how it turned out - hopefully the guys in the band were too. Now it's your turn. I'd recommend you dive in to the superb world of Kieronononon and give it a go. There's plenty of scope in their stuff to take it in pretty much any direction you want. And if you have to cope with bars of 14/16 and such like, it only makes it more fun!
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It has been about a year since Johnny Marr (formally of The Smiths) joined Wakefield based band The Cribs, however Mr Marr is well known for his collaborations and side projects, would you be interested in allowing Mr Marr to join Kierononon or at least collaborate with him?
PS: If this were to happen, would goatboy do a shit on him?
-- James Twiddy
floatstarpx: the only kinds of collaborations we do are ones where goatboy does a shit.
orta: a collaboration would be cool. Err. I think I've heard of The Smiths. But maybe its just the glue that got stuck in my mustache.
goatboy: i hate being stereotyped as the kind of man who shits everywhere. But either way, Mr Marr recently collaborated with a certain singer/guitarist/song writer whom I am rather in love with, so it would be good to do based on that - other than that, I saw him play some Hendrix covers a few years ago, but he was unfortunately put on straight after Squarepusher so I found him rather boring.
floatstarpx: I think goatboy is the only member of the band who knows who this Mr Marr is. I just keep thinking of that bloke off the news with the long arms. y'know the one?
orta: I don't watch the news...
Are you working on any new songs at the moment, and if so what are their names? oh and also, will you be gigging anywhere else this year, and are you making a new video if you are working on a new song?
-- Emily Regan
floatstarpx: Of course, we never stop. I am joining the futuristic world of twitter so people can know our every move. watch this space!!
Goatboy: I'm currently pursuing a solo career as a Bob Dylan impersonator, and writing my own shit love songs, so I don't really have time for these losers anymore
orta: and I'm devoting the rest of my life to getting more pictures like the one below. Any models can apply to the usual email address, and you bring the booze and I'll bring the camera.
floatstarpx: We've decided brutaltechnopunk is out, acoustic rock is what everyone needs more of.