Jamie xx - "Loud Places" (John Talabot's Loud Synths Reconstruction) (audio)
John Talabot reinterprets Jamie xx's "Loud Places" in this new remix.
Nathan Stevens: The pairing of Jamie xx and Talabot is an odd one, with xx obsessed with the more ethereal while Talabot completely works in the tactile. The combination works here though, thanks to Tabalot’s mutation of the original DNA. Now clocking in at over seven minutes, “Loud Places” turns into a marvelous slow burn that never bursts, but keeps smoldering over clanking percussion and slowly floating synths. It’s hard to compare it to the album version, as the brother tracks are completely different beats. [7/10]
Chris Gerard: In Colour is one of 2015’s most acclaimed albums, and “Loud Places", featuring vocals by Romy, is one of the standout cuts. This seven-minute-plus remix by John Talabot is a crisply serene take on the song, perfect for those chillax playlists that one might cultivate to play while relaxing with friends with your favorite wine or smoke. [7/10]