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Jens Lekman – A Summer In 3/4 Time Mix

Jul 7 2010

Our favorite Swedish indiepop singer Jens Lekman made a summer mix and we love it.

“I got the opportunity to remix my favourite song from Au Revoir Simone’s beautiful album Still Night, Still Light. While listening to the song I realised how nice it’d be to transform their straight 4/4 time synthpop into a whirlwind waltz or maybe a barcarole if you will. It took a long time to chop up all the syllables and the tiny tiny samples, but I think the result got the song into a whole swirling new direction.

While making the remix, my mind started working in 3/4 and 6/8 time. I started looking around for tracks in that time signature to make a mix, I wasn’t intending to but I couldn’t help it. It was all a big swirl. After a while I heard it everywhere. In soul ballads, in polyrhythmical african pop, in old movies. In the ocean waves tumbling in against the shore, in the beat of a lovers heart. One two three, one two three…”

Jens Lekman – A Summer In 3/4 Time Mix (direct link)

Tracklist after the jump.

Au Revoir Simone – Shadows (Jens Lekman’s remix) /// Barbara Mason – Oh How It Hurts /// Thomas Mapfumo – Madiro /// the Morning Benders – Excuses /// dialogue from Gregory’s Girl (1981) /// Chad & Jeremy – Everyone’s Gone To The Moon /// music and dialogue from Day Of The Locust (1975) /// Eggstone – Birds In Cages /// Pete Drake – Forever /// Armando Mantovani – Around the World /// dialogue from Puberty Blues (1981) /// Jane Morgan & the Troubadours – Fascination /// Armando Trovajoli – L’Amore Dice Ciao /// Sharon O’Neill – Puberty Blues /// Like A Sleepy Blue Ocean