Last fall, Harmonious Discord label boss and abstract artist PointBender released his third full length album. This year-long effort featured a variety of musical composition showcasing a layer of abstraction and musical experimentation unlike the artists previous features. Selections ranged from subtle, melancholy house music to serious warehouse fodder. The title track of the album "dusk frontier" featured Toronto area vocalist Rosina Kazi who fronts the band Lal and can be found contributing vocal styling to the likes of Maceo Plex, Noah Pred, and Deepchild. Dusty and broken, the original dusk frontier told a tale of heartfelt wander, of shaded sidewalks to uncertainty. It's depth in both meaning and music required more attention and so PointBender returns with a collection of his favorite remixes.
Label mainstay and Carmen San Diego of monikers Brad Dale offers up an interpretation through his Dorian moniker. Brad has been featured on the label in many forms, most notably Molecule, Echo Conscious, and Ishi. A man of many talents and musical precision, Brad offers up a pensive rework formulating the hypnotic vocal takes into a backdrop of classic deep house atmospheres. Propelled even deeper by heavily plated live guitar and bass, Dorian's rework puts the subconscious on auto-pilot as intensity and uncertainty mount. Lal co-pilot and independent artist Murr pulls in his twist of events, focused more of the range of vocals. Murr stays true to his signature methods, presenting shades like linear algebra, where the sum amounts to so much more than the parts. Our final rework comes from PointBender himself, offering up a stripped down, beat-driven alternative. This redux allows for more experimentation on the dancefloor while retaining some of the hypnotic elements of the original but with greater intensity.