Full Circle Remixes

 
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Full Circle Remixes (Digital) (GI-134)

 

“The world of Zach Saginaw's Shigeto deepens with Full Circle Remixes, a 9-track EP of new and reinterpreted material from the Brooklyn-based artist's 2010 debut full-length Full Circle. The package features an impressive international group of artists taking their tools to Shigeto's originals including Dublin / NYC beatsmith Mike Slott (LuckyMe), LA's Take (Alpha Pup), Brooklyn's Mux Mool and London-based Om Unit. Many of the remixers here, including Brainfeeder's Samiyam, hail from Saginaw's (and Ghostly's) home state of Michigan, bringing their Detroit / Ann Arbor pedigree to bear on Shigeto's vividly textured beatscapes. The result is a vital exploration of Saginaw's ever-growing catalogue as well as an essential companion to the artist's multi-faceted Full Circle.

The artists on Remixes approach Shigeto's material from a multitude of angles, playfully prying apart Saginaw's meticulously ramshackle rhythms and teasing out new subtleties. Samiyam's "Chopsticks" remix of "And We Gonna" is underpinned by a woody click-clack, lending forward momentum to the track's stair-stepping synth; Take's expert take on "Look at All the Smiling Faces" is a melancholy slice of digital psychedelia, churning and whirling like a primordial pool. Mike Slott's take on "Relentless Drag" plunges the track into a smokey abyss, adding a touch of stoned sadness to the original's lumbering menace; Mux Mool's remix of one of Shigeto's early odes to Michigan, "There Is Always Hope" (from 2010's Semi Circle EP), steers the futurist synths off the Autobahn and into the street, strutting like a summer block party. Full Circle Remixes opens with one new track, a tribal rite called "Spiritual", whose narcotic curlicues of female vocals and hypnotic repetition hint at what's next from the prolific Shigeto.” - Ghostly International press release

Full Circle Remixes (White Label) (GI-140)

 

“Ghostly and Rush Hour have teamed up to release select tracks for a 12" white label version of Full Circle Remixes. The reinterpreted material is taken from the Brooklyn-based artist's 2010 debut full-length Full Circle. It features an impressive international group of artists taking their tools to Shigeto's originals including Dublin / NYC beatsmith Mike Slott (LuckyMe), LA's Take (Alpha Pup), London-based Om Unit and Brainfeeder's Samiyam. The result is a vital exploration of Saginaw's ever-growing catalogue as well as an essential companion to the artist's multi-faceted Full Circle.

The artists on Remixes approach Shigeto's material from a multitude of angles, playfully prying apart Saginaw's meticulously ramshackle rhythms and teasing out new subtleties. Samiyam's "Chopsticks" remix of "And We Gonna" is underpinned by a woody click-clack, lending forward momentum to the track's stair-stepping synth; Take's expert take on "Look at All the Smiling Faces" is a melancholy slice of digital psychedelia, churning and whirling like a primordial pool. Mike Slott's take on "Relentless Drag" plunges the track into a smokey abyss, adding a touch of stoned sadness to the original's lumbering menace; Mux Mool's remix of one of Shigeto's early odes to Michigan, "There Is Always Hope" (from 2010's "Semi Circle":http://ghostly.com/releases/semi-circle-ep EP), steers the futurist synths off the Autobahn and into the street, strutting like a summer block party. Full Circle Remixes opens with one new track, a tribal rite called "Spiritual", whose narcotic curlicues of female vocals and hypnotic repetition hint at what's next from the prolific Shigeto.

The Ghostly Store will only be getting 100 copies. This is a collaboration with Rush Hour.” - Ghostly International press release

 

Release

 
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Full Circle Remixes, released on Ghostly International on February 1, 2011.
©℗ Ghostly International / Moodgadget

Written and produced by Zachary Shigeto Saginaw
Mastered by Adam E. Hunt

Streaming:

01. Sacrificial
02. Relentless Drag (Mike Slott Remix)
03. Sacrificial (Om Unit Remix)
04. There Is Always Hope (Mux Mool Remix)
05. And We Gonna (Samiyam Chopsticks Remix)
06. Look At All The Smiling Faces (Take Remix)
07. Children At Midnight (Beautiful Bells Grade School Remix)
08. Ann Arbor Part 1 (Charles Trees Ypsi-Arbor Remix)
09. So So Lovely (Mogi Grumbles So So Grumbly Remix)

The Ghostly Store exclusive bonus track:
10. Escape From The Incubator (Sun Hammer Remix)

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Full Circle Remixes, released on Ghostly International / Rush Hour on June 7, 2011.
©℗ Ghostly International / Moodgadget

Written and produced by Zachary Shigeto Saginaw
Mastered by Adam E. Hunt

Streaming:

A1. Microcosmos
A2. And We Gonna (Samiyam Chopsticks Remix)
A3. Relentless Drag (Mike Slott Remix)
B1. Sacrificial (Om Unit Remix)
B2. Look At All The Smiling Faces (Take Remix)

 

GI-134, Ghostly International, Steaming, WAV/MP3 download, 2011-02-01
GI-140/RHGS-01 , Black vinyl, only pressing, 2011-06-07, limited to 300 units

 

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