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Dross Glop (Remix) [CD]

Battles Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: WARP.
  • ASIN: B007510LGA
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 181,829 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Wall Street (Gui Boratto Remix) 7:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sweetie & Shag (The Field Remix) 8:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Futura (The Alchemist Remix) 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. Africastle (Kode9 Remix) 7:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Inchworm (Silent Servant Remix - Edit) 6:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Toddler (Kangding Ray Remix - Edit) 5:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Dominican Fade (Qluster Remix) 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Rolls Bayce (Hudson Mohawke Remix) 4:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. My Machines (Patrick Mahoney & Dennis McNany Remix) 9:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
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BBC Review

It’s debateable whether a collection of Gloss Drop remixes should count as a Battles album proper or just an interesting coda to an entirely different musical adventure. After all, the band’s work was done before a note of these tracks was created, all they’re doing now is putting their plasticised ice cream stamp on this compilation, pulling together the four remix 12”s they’ve released over the last few months under one roof.

As with all remixes, there are moments of startling juxtaposition – Gary Numan’s pained howl has been extracted from the rampaging martial drama of My Machines, and placed under electropop glass by Patrick Mahoney & Dennis McNany. There are also moments where there’s a total disconnect between the source material and the end result – the hot, tropical Dominican Fade appears to have undergone a refrigerated body transplant by Qluster, to the extent that the two songs are unrecognisable to one another.

There are also remixes that seem to be in keeping with the band’s sonic footprint, while still drastically changing almost everything. Wall Street is now a spacious disco Bond theme, thanks to Gui Boratto, and Rolls Bayce has actually been significantly tidied up by Hudson Mohawke. It’s far more accessible than the original, while still sounding every inch like a truly berserk Battles banger. The most gleeful remix is EYE’s splattery deconstruction of Sundome, which throws fragments of the source music around like sneezed-out sherbet. And the least respectful would be White Electric, into which Shabazz Palaces have not only moved, but rebuilt from the ground up as a wet slice of subterranean hip hop.

If you’re drawn to Battles’ nimble melodic turmoil and general musical messiness, you may find some of these electro excursions to be hard work. So, if only to save yourself a big froth-on about Emperors and clothes, consider this a work of patronage by the band, a pat on the head for some of their favourite sonic explorers and the work they do. Pick the bits you like, leave the bits you don’t, and move on.

--Fraser McAlpine

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. 26 May 2012
Format:Audio CD
I had to write this review after seeing there was only one review on here which gave this collection one star. This is a superb collection of remixes which collects together all the tunes from the records Dross Glop 1-4. Really diverse and eclectic and introduced me to Shabazz Palaces which was worth the entry fee alone. FIVE STARS to redress the balance!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Gross Slop 18 April 2012
Format:Audio CD
I don't understand why this album was released. 12 remixes which veer between slightly and infinitely more boring than the originals. If this was a bonus CD which came with the album then fair enough, but if I had actually paid for this selection I would already be checking the Amazon returns policy small print (I listened on Spotify, in case you were wondering).

To be fair, I think the above holds true for most remix albums, with the exceptions of 26 Mixes For Cash (Aphex Twin) and Remixes (Four Tet). So if you're considering buying this, don't. Buy one of those two instead.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting collection of remixes 2 May 2012
By A. Schouten - Published on
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After hearing the original record 'Gloss Drop', I was immediately enthusiastic about the peculiar sound of the Battles. Their songs possess a truly captivating structure of layers, catchy beats and styles that don't make it possible for me to put the album aside. That said, I was obviously curious about the present album of remakes by various artist, 'Dross Glop'.

Though several tracks echo the recognizable sound of the original record, this album is generally something different. Minimalist layers and urban sounds now dominate the album. Especially the second track (Sweetie & Shag), redone by Swedish minimalist The Field, has evolved into a completely new song. Generally I like this album, as I like many of the remixing artists as well, but keep in mind that it's not so much the experimental rock of the original anymore.
Finally, the artwork is again fascinating and of course fits well with the original 'pinkish' record.
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a good collection of remixes 7 April 2013
By Shakawkaw - Published on
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I enjoy Battles's music, but this collection of remixes is uninspired and repetitive. If you are a Battles fan already I would not recommend it, ind if you are curious about Battles, definitely check out 'Mirrored' instead.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I tried to like it 5 Aug 2013
By Philip Whiteman - Published on
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Most of these remixes are uninspired numbers that you would hear at a trendy bar in Nashville. If you want a cd to keep on your passenger seat so your date has to move it and look at the awesome cover, buy this album.
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