If you’re a fan of Ren Harvieu’s gorgeous torch-songs the word remix probably fills you with a degree of trepidation; after all isn’t this the sort of music that is best left untouched – it's like putting make up on a naturally beautiful face?
The answer is that by applying the make-up you create something different. It’s not a case of improving the original, but altering perceptions.
So what we have here is something far more experimental, electronic and foreboding sounding. The evil robots have infiltrated Ren’s nostalgic world. It’s probably not even make up that’s been applied here, more of a harsh demonic mask. Purists will be horrified, but those of us who like dirty haunted pylon electronica as much as we like sultry orchestrated nostalgic ballads will be delighted.
Ren Harvieu has found herself on a number of ones to watch lists at the start of this year including the BBC Sound of 2012, The Guardian critics pop picks and our very own Breaking More Waves Ones To Watch 2012. The debut album released on April 23 will probably be a far less dangerous affair than this remix, but for now prepared to be destroyed by this Tara Busch Analog Suicide remix of Forever In Blue.
Ren Harvieu - Forever In Blue (Tara Busch Analog Suicide Remix)