Wow wow wow. The Carton has been resting. Or working. Working hard, in fact. Working so hard, in fact, that it has made a tremendous amount of tea and neglected its normal duties; that is, to educe the spring of new musical composition (NMC) and present it here.
To end this hiatus and start the party, the Carton has scouted the newest sounds to complement the RIDICULOUSLY luscious weather of latter day GMT and now BST. The weather has been beautiful and warm recently, so we can do nothing better than give you Baths’ remix of the Panda’s ‘Marriage’. It’s beautiful, it’s tinkling, and despite Baths’ fondness for Panda-esque techniques, it’s considerably different to the already anthemic original to transcend any accusations of self-parody or mimicry.
Marriage (Baths Remix) by Gold Panda
Otherwise, courtesy of my favourite Chicago-based blog [redthreat], we here inside the Carton have been enjoying Actress’ rehash of Panda Bear’s ‘Surfer’s Hymn’. Although a huge fan of Animal Collective, the Carton cannot escape two bare facts: one, they can be horrendously over-hyped; and two, that the solo material has often disappointed.
This Actress remix, however, takes the original track to that esteemed early noughties height: ‘Another Level’. It’s not particularly catchy; it’s phaser-heavy; and its high frequencies are at times offensive to the ears. But there is a bit towards the end which is the aural equivalent of Mogli hosting an afternoon rave in his clearing, entreating Baloo to drop some of the sickest moves imaginable through his jungular beats and (looped) indigenous shouts. Bear heavy, kids.