Review of original Important Records CD version of 'Basilica'
Please note 'Basilica Origins (Deluxe) does not include the remixes referenced here
Approaching atmospherics outside the glen, Rameses III, the UK trio of Spencer Grady
(guitar and noise), Steve Lewis (guitar), and Daniel Freeman (keyboard and processing),
are set to release a double album on Important. The collection pairs live Rameses recordings
from the Red Rose Club on March 2, 2006 with remixes of that "source material" by Gregg Kowalsky,
Robert Horton, Keith Berry, and Astral Social Club. The remixes are complexly riveting,
but the purity of the live records are my favorite. For instance, the majestic "Origins II".
As far as the remixes go, the minimalist treatment by Keith Berry seems most in line with the
group's regular, untouched presence.
additional comment on review
Loving Rameses III. I listened to "Origins II" before reading the post; it blew my mind to find out
this was recorded live. Sounds like Apollo-era Eno...someone needs to send this to Danny Boyle.
Monday 11 February 2008