The Hundred In The Hands – Pigeon review
Two phrases we love to see on a record at Juno Plus are “Jacques Renault Remix” and “Kyle MF Hall Remix”. This is just one of the reasons The Hundred In The Hands have put a spell on us after the aforementioned uber producers outdid themselves on remixes of “Dressed In Dresden”. The New York plimsolegaze duo offer further compelling evidence for a complete crush on “Pigeons,” their new single ahead of a self titled debut album for Warp. The original version is a glacial slice of contemporary pop music which is accompanied by a visually stunning video which should be investigated. The real gold here, however, is in the accompanying remixes. Hessle Audio’s Blawan muddies the waters of genre branding with a remix characterised by a relentless 4/4 wood block groove that ripples with abrasive tension and sub bass menace. Kompakt duo Walls seize all the groove space on the B Side, delivering a remix that drags out all the intriguing qualities of the original, adding their own instrumental nuances and arranging them with hazy hypnotic intent atop a subtle techno shuffle.