OOFJ – “I Forgive You (Dean Blunt SOUR ™ mix)” (Stereogum Premiere)
The two members of LA electronic duo OOFJ — Jenno Bjørnkjær and Katherine Mills-Rymer — paired up while working on the music for Lars Von Trier’s film Melancholia. Knowing that helps contextualize their ability to assemble glistening, bedroom-drama dance songs like “I Forgive You,” which will appear on their second album, Acute Feast, due out later this month. In advance of that, sample maestro Dean Blunt has twisted the song into an eerie remix that swaps out the original’s club rumble for a woozy, droning, hypnotic undercurrent. Blunt keeps the original strings to cradle the drama but cobwebs them around a subterranean jangle built from pitch-shifted vocals. The new creation’s general structure resembles a sleeping giant’s rising and falling chest, and save for a brisk jump scare in the middle, unspools at its own leisurely pace. Listen below.