Design/artwork by Ben Jac
Of Norway featuring Linnea Dale:
Format: Digital EP
Heart & Soul (Of Norway Short Version)
Heart & Soul (Original Version)
Heart & Soul (Lovebreak Trance Mix)
Heart & Soul (Mind over MIDI Remix)
Heart & Soul (Mind over MIDI Reshape)
Third and final remix EP to land after 'Petit Pets' and 'War With Yourself', Of Norway and Linnea Dale's 'Heart & Soul' features - in addition to the original mix - a compact version, a revamp from Manchester's talent Lovebreak, as well as two reworks from Norway's ambient artist Mind Over MIDI.
A guitar-strewn, downtempo ballad across barren vastness, 'Heart & Soul' makes for a slo-burning invitation to withdraw yourself from the binary frenzy of our tech-weary world. Both warm and cold at heart, singularly seeking depth amidst an oceanic width of superficiality, Of Norway and Dale's aims at bringing a lost harmony to life. Bewitching as get, Linnea Dale's vocals cast a spell of tranquility upon the sore souls, and Of Norway have sure managed to cloak it in the most delicate, bespoke bower.
Morphing the original's faded vibe into a concert of elating beauty, Lovebreak's 'Trance Mixx' does exactly what's written on it. Teleporting us back to a positive-minded 90s-like atmosphere, the Manchester-based producer succeeds superbly in giving that crucial upswing that makes a real difference, whilst preserving the track's unique character.
What is the distance between a remix and a reshape? Mind Over MIDI answers that question with the gameness for which he's known. If his remix remains true to the matrix's essential spirit, extrapolating elements and reconfiguring the ballad into something of an even more incandescent ride, MoM's reshape steers closer to the all-engulfing calm and introspective force of his own compositions, rendering Of Norway and Dale's composition attributes in all their ambivalence and complexity.
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