His New York contemporary Steve Reich has seen his music pass through the remix process on two long playing occasions, so it seems only natural that Philip Glass should join the party. However his approach is a bit different here, for the task of curating the double album of remixes is passed on to Beck. The resultant choice of artists for the mixes is refreshing and original, with Tyondai Braxton (once of Battles) providing a bass fuelled mix of ‘Rubric’, Pantha du Prince taking ‘Mad Rush’ on to a cool and calculated dancefloor and Cornelius, who plays just the piano on ‘Glassworks’. Best of all is Beck himself, with a 20-minute take on ‘NYC: 73-78’ that evolves gradually but effectively. It caps a collection well worth exploring.
5 out of 5
Reviewed By Ben Hogwood