- Release Date 2013-11-18
- Label Nuearth Kitchen
- Catalog NEK10
Not much is known about Lithuanias Corbie besides that hes classically trained, composes music for childrens theater productions, and avoids plug-ins and samples. He solicited Nuearth Kitchen with demos and impressed us enough to merit a 12-inch single containing two tracks remixed from his unreleased e.motion.s album by two of the worlds most slyly subversive house producers: DJ Sprinkles (Terre Thaemlitz) and Juju & Jordash.
The original Arktika is a fantasia of lush, romantic synth washes and suavely understated beats that couldve come off Roxy Musics Avalon. The tone is richly decadent. Sprin-kles Deeperama reconfigures it into an even more libidinous and elegant tribal house excursion. This version repeatedly thrusts itself into your mind and musculature with earthy yet debonair insistence. The tracks effervescence never falters over its 12 minutes.
Corbies original Movement carries a widescreen gravitas and the sort of brisk, solidly hit frame-drum beats that imply important travel over natural terrain. Exotic string and wind instruments commingle majestically in a manner that will sound familiar to anyone whos seen a Hollywood film set in a country where English isnt the first language. Juju & Jordash, as is their wont, supersize the beats and put a strange spring in their step, and then introduce an ominous, tensile bass line and imminent-doom synth atmospheres. The Am-sterdam-based duo have ushered Corbies winsome composi-tion to the dark side, where it breathes with an entirely new vigor.
1) Arktika (Sprinkles' Deeperama)
2) Movement (Juju & Jordash Remix)