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Tambourine Dream,
FF03

Flagrant Fowl released Tambourine Dream as a vinyl picture disc & CD

For this 3rd release by (former) DJ duo ‘Flagrant Fowl’ (Pocketknife & Cousin Cole), we designed a picture disc as well as an old fashioned CD. Nathan Fox provided the illustration and we worked the signature typography into the album design.

Brooklyn Boys Make Tambourine Dream
(...) The new release, which the boys affectionately call “Tambo D,” includes beautiful remixes of songs you’ve probably listened to on your parents’ record player like Neil Young’s “My My, Hey Hey,” and John Lennon’s “Oh Yoko!” But it also includes a few of those MySpace/Pitchfork darlings you’ve been queuing up on the iPod (Feist’s “Gatekeeper,” Joanna Newsom’s “The Book of Right-On,” Iron and Wine’s “Each Coming Night”). Most tracks include original bass arrangements by their friend Clint Brewer and guitar, percussion and keyboards from Mr. Laposky himself. Each song has an added witty title for the remix. Beirut’s “Scenic World” is “Pocketknife’s Breathtaken Remix,” Panda Bear’s “Bros” is “Cousin Cole’s No Bro-Mo House Mix,” etc.   “We’ve received some of the best reactions from strangers who heard the remixes in sets we’ve done for places like the MoMA,” Mr. Laposky, 32, said. “People recognize the original song and respond to its new reworking. There are some upbeat ‘Tambo D’ remixes that have gotten people dancing like crazy, but all-in-all people understand the emotive qualities of the songs we chose and hone in on that. I think my girlfriend didn’t take the rough draft mix CD out of her car stereo for the entire summer.”   Tambourine Dream has been a labor of love. The DJ team, who call themselves Flagrant Fowl, started working on the project in the summer of 2006, “I decided to remix Jose Gonzalez’s cover of The Knife’s ‘Heartbeats’ for our first Flagrant Fowl release, Ruffle Yo Featherz, and people really responded to it,” Mr. Laposky told the Observer in an email. “I decided to remix more acoustic/folk songs because I really enjoyed adding arrangements to the original material. Most of the songs I chose only had vocals with one or two additional instruments, so they were ripe for reworking. A lot of my music is textural, so combining the acoustic instruments with the clean synths and drums really filled out the spectrum for me.”   “The remixes aren’t overdone, so these new versions should sit well with people who know the originals and respond to our versions,” he added.
(Gillian Reagan)

Links

Brooklyn Boys make Tambourine Dream

WAAVES Studio (Skooby Laposky)

Nathan Fox