Visionist Remixes Glasser’s “Shape”
Alongside Hyetal, Kowton and Deetron, Visionist has taken part in remixing “Shape” from Glasser’s 2013 LP Interiors. While oversized remix packages are rather common in the contemporary pop music landscape, this one comes through on numerous levels with each remixer properly reworking the ghostly singer’s original into something fit for their idea of the club. The London grime non-traditionalist churns “Shape” into a hypnotiq piece of beat work, predictably devoid of percussion. It’s orchestral in its effect, but relies almost entirely on Glasser’s beatific vocals and a simple, harmonizing melody. It’s Visionist at his weirdest, but the thread of the original offers a recognizable pop trope that functions on a similar conceptual level to much of VIsionist’s solo work, especially when the throbbing, uncontrollable sub bass kicks in for the second half of the remix. The Shape Remixes single is out now on True Panther.