Pere Ubu - Why I remix women [GlitterHouse Records - 2006]
Why I remix women is the remix or reinterpretation of some of the tracks from this years why I hate women. Which turns out more successful than many remix album, this seemly has it’s own identity and it own air through out, and not really falling into the remix rut of just stick a new beat to songs, this works as an enjoyable companion to the excellent original album.
As all with all good remix albums , it takes and heightens certain elements with in songs that were not so present on the original, seemly making the sound less claustrophobic and some how richer. The weird erratic synth sounds have all that been striped out and if there still present there glichted up. The highlight here really is what is done with unmistakable David Thomas voice and vocals – his dialogue is let to hung in the air or streached to a gone wrong tape machine slur, giving his descriptive word play new depth and interpretation. I guess the reason why this has managed to come out sound so constant and quality bond is David Thomas produced this so it still sails with his vision for the albums concept, but revisioned in almost a lush and often ambient take on the often grim and mess up, boxed-in tendency of the original album.
Like all remix albums, you really have to heard the original , to understand what’s been done here, but if you've heard and love the original album- you’ll really enjoy this reshoot of that material. Roger Batty