One of my favorite releases of last year, Elite Gymnastics’ Ruin 1&2 featured tracks with breakbeats and overloaded noise as well as cavernous, majestic remixes of all the previous tracks. The band has just released Ruin 3, which is a collection of remixes from Ruin 1&2. The band is also releasing Ruin 4, which includes the songs from Ruin 1,2 and 3, a t-shirt, a poster and three buttons. Wonderful. I would get it, but I am a poor college student. This is why I love free mp3s. Like this one.
This remix of “H e r e, i n H e a v e n 2” by CFCF is the most beautiful and my personal favorite off of the mix. CFCF takes the beautiful pitch-shifted vocals of the original track and puts it to piano and strings akin to those you would probably hear in a Hayao Miyazaki film. Paired with a few cheesy 90’s infomercial synth textures in the background, this track lifts you through a gorgeous, neon-lit environment filled with Anime-inspired sprites floating around you. Truly a magnificent experience.
Download Ruin 3 at Elite Gymnastics’ site