Sasha’s ‘Scene Delete’, an ambient/soundtrack project inspired by Nils Frahm, Max Richter and Steve Reich, has been remixed by a host of musicians and producers. The original album was released in April 2016; surprising and delighting many fans with its quiet, undulating pieces filled with texture and atmosphere.
The celestial drones of Eat Lights Become Lights version of ‘Detour’ open the album, setting the scene for an exploratory journey of personal interpretations. ‘Shelter’ takes on a new form thanks to German musician Christian Löffler while multi-genre producer Max Cooper uses emotional dance floor experimentation to take album opener ‘Channel Deq’ towards deep melodic territory.
Kiasmos (Janus Rasmussen & recent Late Night Tales compiler Ólafur Arnalds) take Scene Delete’s fragile, beatless closing track ‘Vapour Trail’ and transform it into an ambient-house anthem, while long-term Warp duo Plaid adapt ‘Abacus’ to their own diverse electronic palate.
Rival Consoles’ nocturnal take on ‘Cassette Sessions E’ feeds from the London-based electronic songwriter’s critically lauded style of humanised techno and Throwing Snow delights in going off-grid with a haunting adaptation of ‘Cassette Sessions D’.
Other unreleased remixes come from Stet, Colin Benders, Skanna, and, while ‘Pontiac’ is transformed beyond recognition by Matthew Dear (and Audion) into a warped techno freak out, Sasha also provides his own epic beatless remix.
‘Scene Delete’ will be taken live in two sold out shows at London’s Barbican Centre in May, with Sasha joined on stage by a small chamber ensemble performing the album as one brooding, undulating piece. The second half of the concert sees Sasha perform new interpretations of tracks from across his career. keeping the essence of what made those songs so distinct while twisting them into new shapes.
Press for ‘Scene Delete’:
“This painstaking electronic lullaby sounds exactly as Sasha should – but without the beats” Mixmag
“Lush, organic compositions” Billboard
“A whole new side to the house and techno legend” i-D
“His most accomplished work” DJ Mag
“Perhaps the most surprising release of his career” Red Bull Music
Sasha : Scene Delete : The Remixes
Release Date: 19th May 2017
Label: Late Night Tales
Cat No: ALND43R
01. Detour (Eat Lights Become Lights Remix) *
02. Shelter (Christian Löffler Remix)
03. Bring On The Night-time (Stet Remix) *
04. Channel Deq (Max Cooper Remix)
05. Vapour Trails (Kiasmos Remix)
06. Abacus (Plaid Remix)
07. Pontiac (Sasha Beatless Remix) *
08. View2 (Colin Benders Remix) *
09. Cassette Sessions D (Throwing Snow Remix) *
10. Cassette Sessions E (Rival Consoles Remix)
11. Pontiac (Matthew Dear Remix)
12. Rooms (Skanna Remix) *
* = unreleased