When worlds collide; taking fans by surprise, experimental rock and indie veterans Alt-J have released remixes of two of their tracks by metal “newcomers” Code Orange.
Following the release of their latest album Relaxer, Alt-J posted a tweet on Wednesday teasing fans of the upcoming collaboration with Code Orange.
Yesterday saw the release of grotesque and monstrous remixes of Alt-J’s ‘Adeline’ and ‘Hit Me like That Snare’; both of these once melodic and emotive tracks become surreal and hellish thanks to the signature Code Orange sound as heard on their sophomore album Forever.
‘Adeline’, once ambient starts off with the stoic sound of a siren-like synth which repeats throughout backed by a howling guitar. The remix follows a similar ostinato pattern that also features in the original track.
The remix to ‘Adeline’ stays true to its original rendition, whilst experimenting with textural and instrumental changes, bringing new flavours to the mix.
The Code Orange version of ‘Hit Me like That Snare’ however, could be mistaken for being completely original. Alt-J’s recording in comparison has a heavy classic rock influence, almost a throwback to the Rolling Stones era, mixed with the late 90's and early 00’s alternative metal sound.
‘Hit Me like That Snare’ definitely has the cryptic tonalities Code Orange have become synonymous with.
These new remixes are a shining example of what creative sounds two artists well known for musical experimentation can produce. From one band with their melodic sounds providing clarity in their textures to another whose experimentation is known for being gritty.
Alt-J’s Relaxer released on the 2nd of June this year and Code Orange’s Forever released on the 13th of January this year, both albums are available now.