Neon Indian – “6669 (Aislyn Remix)”

Remix culture was one of the topics of conversation that didn’t really make the five-minute cut from that hour-long conversation I had with Alan Palomo and Peter Gabriel — Peter being an early champion of letting his material breathe (posting stems from songs like “Shock The Monkey” to his website for free use), Alan often being the donor and beneficiary of reworkings his own. Remixes really do bring people together. There’s heightened poetry to any such manipulation of Psychic Chasms’ “6669,” though, which itself recasts synth sounds from the second album by Palomo’s father (and Mexican pop star) Jorge. This redo’s filed by Aislyn, the side-project of Passion Pit keyboardist Ian Hultquist and his girlfriend Sofia Degli Alessandri. Their take starts by stitching together micro-samples in a way not so far off from the Field, filling out the later spaces with stuttering beats and by injecting some new tones into the Palomos’ synth-family portrait. Three generations of a keyboard tone:

Neon Indian – “6669 (Aislyn Remix)”