Listen: Neneh Cherry & The Thing – Dream Baby Dream (Four Tet remix)
Smalltown Supersound are seemingly in the midst of a vintage year, treating our ears to material from the likes of Lindstrom, Idjut Boys and Todd Terje and now preparing to unleash one of the more interesting propositions in Neneh Cherry & The Thing.
The Cherry Thing, the debut album between the iconic singer and the jazz troupe arrives next month sporting a series of cover versions from artists as varied as MF Doom, The Stooges,Martina Topley Bird and the singer’s late step father Don. Another one of the album’s tracks, Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream” has been given the re-rub treatment from Four Tet in quite excellent fashion. Stretching the originals proceedings out slightly to nearly nine minutes long, a sense of restraint is surreptitiously shown throughout until a glorious procession of percussion rains down on the final few moments unannounced.