By The Twilight Sad
I shall start this review off with saying, personally, I'm not a great fan of previous Twilight Sad remixes, just because the beauty is drained from the track and some have sounded too forced to sound 'remixed.'
After weeks of listening to the Liars remix of Nil after the Sad posted the track up on their Facebook page I've been sceptical into how this album would sound. The tracks have been stripped and re-created to leave you with one hell of a rad album. Opening track, Brokenchord's remix of 'Sick,' starts off with a breakbeat pattern of Andy McFarlane's definitive sound, with Grahams Glaswegian accent creeping in and out of the auto tune. This track definitely conjures up yet another emotion making me fall in love with the Twilight Sad once again.
As the album progresses, it becomes atmospheric, gentle and beautiful in the way it weaves through the different tracks. But I do feel 5th track 'Alphabet - Optimo (instrumental)' is a little too poppy for my liking! The track starts off sounding like it's trying too hard to sound like a remix, so I'm put off but as the track progresses, remaining with the unnecessary drum machine beat, we hear Graham's haunting howls so all is forgiven.
Overall, this album is definitely something you should give a listen, even if you're not a fan of The Twilight Sad, this album is different, upbeat, smooth and somewhat psychedelic in parts. Like I said before, I'm not a fan of the Twilight Sad being remixed, but I feel this album conjures up new emotions and feelings, taking nothing away from the original release of 'No One Can Ever Know.'