Borrowing its title from the first published story by Franz Kafka, the Description of a Struggle is very much designed as an introductory piece, to the album as a whole, but also for anyone as yet unfamiliar with the work of Reindeer. We are immediately treated to the traditional kind of imagery that he explores; the frozen cold, dark shadows, abandoned places, along with feelings of unease, melancholy, angst and nostalgia. All of this presented in a short-form composition that displays hints of post-rock landscapes, along with down-tempo murky beat-making traditions, which manages to develop and ultimately explode within its succinct duration.
Andy Skopes Remix:
Metalheadz stalwart Andy Skopes delivers a staggeringly-realised reinterpretation for our listening pleasures through a unique and minimalist half-time drum'n'bass sound-field, caught between dreams of static, whose arrangement completely twists the lyrical delivery into new and flawlessly understated grandeur. A brooding, epic whole underpinned by a warm Reece-like bassline. Stunning.
German producer wunderkind Unifono astounds and enthrals in equal measure with his ambitious and exceptionally realised remix, generating a pulsing rhythmic whole which glides along under its own daring momentum, lifting us up into a whirling dream of rising strings, only to keep building into a vast hypnotic dance of sound poetry. As if a phoenix rising from the ashes of an abandoned world.
Valance Drakes Deconstruction:
The internationally respected and highly-sought after future sounds producer brings his unmistakable and meticulously crafted magic into play for this astonishing reconstruction. Taking us into a fragmented, kaleidoscopic, multi-faceted alternate vision of the track, we are swept away in shimmering warm tones and icy glitches of distended instances.
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Cutting edge music from a cutting edge master. Just writing and reflecting... Simple but powerful. Gotta listen several times to absorb the many layers of material. Love this kind of craftsmanship. And that bass groove! acuzan