Recently, I asked some students and fellow teachers I've been working with to remix my work. I am stunned by the results. There's also a previously unreleased original track, "The Child", tail-ending this little EP. I'm deeply humbled, and grateful to have had this opportunity.
"Emerging from the shadowy half-light of Acharné's debut album release, "Innocence And Suburbia", Seppüku Records presents 3 exceptional re-interpretations of the album's title track, and an exclusive unreleased original.
Unifying these remixes, is the unlikely fact that all artists involved are both practitioners, teachers and students of music; active students and co-workers in the artist's pedagogical sphere.
All re-interpetations are the result of both personal engagement with original album material, and experiments in composition strategy developed by Rick Bull (Acharné) during a recent semester spent teaching at the Australian Institute of Music, in close collaboration with fellow teacher Luke Warren (Microlot).
From Kcin's ruptured noise-floor aesthetic to Benefield's mutant piano inflections, we've experienced in these exceptional reworks a breathless reminder of the joy of 'unlearning' a little of what students are frequently taught remix culture 'should' signify in an often claustrophobic hyper-normalised sonic world.
All re-interpretations are unified by an shared sense of expansiveness, textural detail and stunning sound design, by some of the the antipodes most remarkable young composers.
The student is the teacher...."
Released June 6, 2017
Remixes by Amelia Benefield (Benefield), Luke Warren (Microlot) and Nicholas Meredith (Kcin)
Original works composed by Rick Bull (Acharné)
Mastered by Jay Hodgson Mastering Assistant: Jennifer McIntyre
Artwork by Tom Phillipson