Yeasayer – “Madder Red (DOCTOR ROSEN ROSEN Rx)”

In profiling XXXChange’s remix of “O.N.E..,” we learned Odd Blood was created with a specific mission: Chris Keating told the NYT the band found “the specific elements, the defining elements, of the last record and … eliminate[d] those and create[d] holes. Then [we] … fill[ed] those holes in with other stuff that we like.” This remix from Doctor Rosen Rosen, who we’ve seen put his healing hands on Department Of Eagles and who you’ve heard name-checked in Fletch, is very much in the vein of Blood, then: Delete the original’s chime and flange, fill the gaps with pensive piano, Anand’s vocal track preserved then chopped and split, flip to a muscular and quasi-nasty electro-pop latter half that proves Rosen knows his way around a studio console. Ambitious, dope.

Yeasayer – “Madder Red (DOCTOR ROSEN ROSEN Rx)”