Minus The Bear - Interpretaciones del Oso (LP - Turquoise/Gold Swirl Vinyl + Download Card)
Minus the Bear’s sophomore album Menos El Oso was a significant departure from their debut full-length Highly Refined Pirates. The playful guitar-tapping, fluid production, and nostalgia-bating melodies were largely excised for air-tight drums, glitchy guitar samples, and an overall air that was more of a futurist interpretation of sepia-toned noir than their predecessor’s contemporary Polaroid romanticism. It was an album that already sounded like a dark, stuttering remix of their previous efforts. But Minus the Bear was still—in both spirit and instrumentation—a rock band, and those staccato riffs and dance beats practically begged to be re-examined from behind the producer’s console.
So the band enlisted a team of underground remix artists to reinvent each of Menos El Oso’s eleven tracks. The resulting Interpretaciones Del Oso is a wild and imaginative ride through a dizzying array of sonic reconstructions. P.O.S. makes “Drilling” a club banger; FOG turns “Memphis & 53rd” into the kind of murky gloom churned out by reclusive black metalhead Xasthur; Dälek producer Oktopus transforms “The Game Needed Me” into a dreamy druggy daze; Battles’ Tyondai Braxton deconstructs “Fulfill The Dream” into a send-up of classic Warp Records IDM.
As part of their 20th anniversary celebratory series, Suicide Squeeze is proud to offer a limited vinyl repress of Interpretaciones Del Oso on 1000 copies of Taos-colored vinyl with updated artwork, printed inner sleeves, and a download card.
Drilling (P.O.S. Redo)
Memphis & 53rd (FOG Remix)
Fulfill the Dream (Old Italy Remix by Tyondai Braxton)
This Ain't a Surfin' Movie (IQU 06 Mix)
The Fix (Plan B Remix)
Hooray (Dark Baby Remix)
The Game Needed Me (The Oktopus Remix)
Pachuca Sunrise (Alias Remix)
Michio's Death Drive (Michio AKA Monostereo Remix)
El Torrente (J. Clark Remix)
The Pig War (O, Hunter Remix)
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