Renovation Unlimited, Antonata

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Antonata is essentially one song three times, but each mix is a tight-focus on a different element, making the experience new every time. The original mix is a spacey bit of chill-out music, whispers of vibrating sax lurking behind twinkling vibes and manic scat-singing. The "Atjazz Mix" isn't jazzy at all — it's built for the dancefloor, with prominent, thumping bass and a sped-up melody. And the version by techno whiz Herbert is another beast entirely, cut up and re-shuffled so that the elements collide, making for a thrillingly surreal listen.