Electronic pop forerunners Ladytron have enlisted other artists to significantly rework their last album on the Record Store Day exclusive Gravity the Seducer Remixed. The vinyl-only album features all 12 original tracks morphed to the vision of their new producers.
Ladytron’s Daniel Hunt says, “When we made our last studio album, Gravity the Seducer, we were conscious that although we wanted to make a slightly different kind of record, going further into the more atmospheric threads we had experimented with in the past, that our soul was essentially disco, and that we would also make a more upbeat, parallel version of the record in collaboration with a dozen or so producers we admired.”
The four tracks premiering here show how far the producers pushed the source material. For instance, the Tarsius remix of “White Gold” has a more aggressive thumping than the original, making it both menacing and suitable for the club. While “White Gold” is more anchored to the rhythm, SONOIO presents “Transparent Days” in a significantly louder, dirtier mix, highlighting Ladytron’s shoegaze influences.
Ladytron has continually pushed their own boundaries from record to record. Gravity the Seducer Remixed shows how far other artists can push it, and that turns out to be pretty far indeed.