Luke Slater - Love Remixes (2xLP)
Features remixes by Burial, Lucy, Marcel Dettmann, Silent Servant, and Slater's own aliases, The 7th Plain and Planetary Assault Systems.
Released on Luke Slater's iconic Freek Funk album on NovaMute (1997) -- one of the most seminal techno albums of the '90s -- "Love" finally gets the remix treatment it deserves more than two decades after its initial release. Leading the charge, Burial makes one of his rare appearances on remix duties and doesn't disappoint with an atmospheric and mesmerizing reimagining with an aesthetic reminiscent of Untrue (2007). Lucy then reels out a deep-diving techno roller with precision kicks and tantalizing melodies. Luke Slater then adopts The 7th Plain moniker for a collage of sound extending past the 15-minute mark, before upping the energy with a moody reverberating number as Planetary Assault Systems. Marcel Dettmann provides two takes on "Love"; his "City" remix features a cacophony of metallic rhythm, ebbing pads, and plenty of swing whilst mantra-like vocals operate throughout, followed by the thudding "Black Glove" remix with its murky tones and rattling effects. Cascading drums and lively trumpets next in Silent Servant's upbeat and infectious take.