Toronto’s Absolutely Free have shared a Joseph Shabason Remix of “How To Paint Clouds.” The new track comes on the heels of their freshly announced remix album, How to Repaint Clouds, out May 5th via Boiled Records.
The forthcoming remix album, which serves as the follow-up to their sophomore record, Aftertouch, is an 8-track remix project. How to Repaint Clouds uses only MIDI (Multi Instrument Digital Interface) files. Today, they’ve previewed the collection with Joseph Shabason’s jazzy, ambient take on the track.
“This song’s lyrics reflect upon the transience of taste and how an artist’s feelings toward their work change over time,” Absolutely Free explain. “When a musician revisits their old songs, new interpretations are informed by changing contexts and evolving preferences. We wanted to stray from traditional modes of remixes based upon manipulating a song’s individual audio tracks, to provide the artists with an unusual freedom from the original material, to create new sounds and reassemble the motifs of the song.”
Listen to “How To Paint Clouds (Joseph Shabason Remix)” below.
The forthcoming collection features remixes from Castle If, Scattered Clouds, and more.
Pre-order How To Repaint Clouds here or check out the tracklist below.
How To Repaint Clouds Tracklist:
01 – “How To Paint Clouds”
02 – “How To Paint Clouds (Absolutely Free Remix)”
03 – “How To Paint Clouds (Joseph Shabason Remix)”
04 – “How To Paint Clouds (Scattered Clouds Remix)”
05 – “How To Paint Clouds (New Chance Remix)”
06 – “How To Paint Clouds (Zones Remix)”
07 – “How To Repaint Clouds (Absolutely Free Remix)”
08 – “How Moogs Cloud Paint (Castle If Remix)”