Great album though it may be, Bon Iver’s Bon Iver, Bon Iver doesn’t exactly resonate as prime remix raw material at first glance. But that album is so layered-up, so packed with complementary strains of beauty, that a great remix of one of these songs could be a transcendent thing. And now the normal people of the world will have their chance to remix every one of the album’s songs, since Bon Iver is going the crowdsourcing-contest route for a forthcoming remix record.
Here’s how it works: Head to this page to download the various stems for every song on Bon Iver, Bon Iver. (At the very least, this is a golden opportunity to hear Justin Vernon’s isolated vocal tracks.) Join the music-networking site Indaba. Work your magic and finish it up before 8/29. Next month, users will get to vote on the various remixes, and winners will get $1,000 and end up on a Spotify remix album.
As part of the promotion, various already-prominent types will be doing their own Bon Iver remixes. And to hear Bon Iver bandmember and collaborator S. Carey’s take on “Minnesota, WI,” head here.