The Avalanches don’t exactly believe in drowning us in new music. It’s been 13 years, and we’re still waiting for them to follow up Since I Left You (Their last endeavor was some music for an Australian stage-musical version of King Kong, and that was a few months ago.) But the DJ collective does have something new for us: An eight-minute disco-damaged remix of “Talking To A Stranger,” a 1982 postpunk freakout by the Aussie band Hunters & Collectors. The Avalanches’ version of the track, “Stalking To A Stranger (Planets Collide Remix),” has its own video, which essentially serves as a remix of the original hallucinatory video. The remix will appear on the compilation Crucible: The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors. Check out the video and a radio edit of the remix below.
Crucible: The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors is out 9/27 on Liberation Music.