Collasping Scenery “The Grey Cardinal”

Collasping Scenery, recently shared remixes of “The Grey Cardinal” off their LP Stress Positions. Cold Cave‘s reworked version of the track debuted today at Post-Punk and can also be shared at YouTube. Collapsing Scenery’s Reggie Debris says, “Cold Cave is a kindred spirit. Wes’s take on the track slices and reorganizes the vocals into an entirely new arrangement, all driven by a charging big-beat rave track that pulses and chugs along, conjuring images of strobing lights and sweaty dance floors

The band also shared a remix of “The Grey Cardinal” by Ryan Ross On the collaboration Debris says, “Ryan Ross (formerly of Panic at the Disco) is an old friend and compatriot. His remix entirely comprises deep and obscure samples, layered and pitched and time-stretched to create an entirely new song underpinning the original vocal. It’s a sort of labor intensive musical collage and it gives an entirely new life and feeling to the melody and lyrics.

The two new remixes follow up recently reworked versions of “Bush Mama Blues” by Money Mark, “Forbidding Forbidding” by Alex Greenwald, “I Never Knew” by Cibo Matto’s Miho & Tim Kinsella and “Angkar” by Black Bananas. All singles can be shared now at Spotify.

Collapsing Scenery is the meeting of, Don De Vore (Ink & Dagger, Lilys, The Icarus Line, Amazing Baby) and Reggie Debris. Collapsing Scenery straddles the gap between music, art, film and politics, seamlessly moving between each with the same ease at which they traverse the globe, soaking up experiences and immersing themselves in different cultures.

Since they formed in 2013 “under a pall of paranoia and disgust” they haven’t stopped moving. Recent collaborations include Jamaican dancehall legend Ninjaman, Beastie Boys producer/collaborator Money Mark, and no-wave pioneer James Chance. The band also has remixes out or on the way from Genesis P-Orridge (Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle), Jennifer Herrema (Royal Trux), Uniform, Youth Code, Brian DeGraw (Gang Gang Dance), and more.

A conversation with them recalls stories of recently recording a ‘goth-dancehall’ track in Jamaica, sailing their sound system into Britain for a series of shows, visiting occupied territories in Palestine on fact-finding missions, recording their debut album on a remote ranch in Texas and soaking up rays in Corsica – and that’s in the first five minutes.

Collapsing Scenery
Stress Positions
track list

1. I Never Knew
2. New World Borders (feat. DAM)
3. All The Way Alive
4. Years Of Lead (Are Back Again)
5. Sisyphus Of The Negev
6. The Grey Cardinal
7. Queen Of Proofs (feat. Jammz)
8. Forbidding Forbidding
9. Angkar
10. Of Two Minds
11. Bush Mama Blues
12. St. Seraphim Redux
13. The Blue And The Black
14. Kill The Indian Save The Man (feat. Tamaryn)


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