Shit Robot & Felix Dickinson - Lose Control / Burning Flame (Justin Van Der Volgen Remixes) 12"
A) Shit Robot - Lose Control (Justin Van Der Volgen's Mega Mix) B) Felix Dickinson - Burning Flame (Justin Van Der Volgen's Remix)
Two massive remixes courtesy of Justin Van Der Volgen (formerly of!!!). Justin flips Shit Robot's “Lose Control” (from 2016's "What Follows") from a scorched lo-fi house track featuring Nancy Whang into a banging warehouse peak-time burner. On the flip, Felix Dickinson’s tracky acid bubbler “Burning Flame” is reworked into a more straightforward minimal house roller while leaving the husky, soulful vocal intact. Released by My Rules and mastered by Matt Colton.
This iconic vinyl EP from LCD Soundsystem has not been back in print and for sale since 2012. Originally released in 2007, the EP contains 2 non-LP tracks, including the 12 1/2 minute slo-mo disco workout Freak Out / Starry Eyes, and the instrumental burner "Hippie Priest Bum Out” (made popular on Fabric Live 36: Murphy and Mahoney). There is also a devilishly acidic rework of North American Scum by James Murphy himself. Beautiful cover art design by Mike Vadino.
Tracklist: A) Freakout / Starry Eyes (12:21) B1) North American Scum (Onastic Dub) (8:57) B2) Hippie Priest Bum-Out (4:28)
Museum of Love is the musical project of Pat Mahoney (Founding member of LCD Soundsystem) and Dennis McNany (Jee Day).
Longtime friends in New York, McNany and Mahoney found a similar sensibility and a shared vocabulary for interpreting surroundings, something that began with their remix of Battles’ “My Machines feat. Gary Numan” and extended into their creation of a full length record together.
Naming their duo in ode to Daniel Johnston’s song of the same name, Mahoney divulges, “I had always loved the song, and had been thinking of what such an edifice would contain when we were trying to name the project.” McNany continues, “Pat’s a sculptor, I’m a painter, we make music and museums are sacred spaces and love is an elusive thing.”
Museum of Love is the result of a songwriting collaboration between McNany and Mahoney, with McNany writing most of the music, and Mahoney most of the words. Together they edited and arranged the tracks in the studio. Mahoney says the process of collaboration was energizing, while McNany simply explains, “making the record was pure pleasure. Waiting for it to come out has been the hardest thing.”
“Museum of Love moves at a stately pace here, offering a slow and steady chugger that wraps itself in gauzy vocal layers and takes its sweet time reaching its climactic peak.” - Pitchfork