James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) has released a ten-minute remix of David Bowie’s “Love is Lost”, officially dubbed the “Hello Steve Reich Mix”.
Murphy talks about the track with Consequence of Sound, â€œI was obsessed with Steve Reichâ€™s clapping music, so I opened [the remix] with a phasing clapping piece,â€ Murphy explained. â€œI had a couple people. I had Hisham Bharoocha, whoâ€™s this percussionist-artist. He used to be in Black Dice and heâ€™s done stuff with the Boredoms and heâ€™s a friend of mine. So he was in town and I hadnâ€™t seen him. He was doing this [piece] over at the Gallery where he was smashing up a room with some other percussionist-artists and I hadnâ€™t seen him in a long time, so I literally just wanted an opportunity to hang out with my friend and work on something (laughs) since Iâ€™m always working and theyâ€™re always working. Sometimes you just have to be, â€œletâ€™s do this thing together,â€ so I had him come over and we just made this little clapping, phasing clapping piece, that began the track. It was originally going to be the whole remix, just clapping.â€
Also, David Bowie has a soundcloud.