Has there ever been a wonder of what a John Talabot song would be like without all of the smoke and mirrors of the many mystical layers he works into his solo material? Well, the remix that he released with vocalist Pional for their collaborative track "Destiny" off of 2012's critically acclaimed ƒin should act as a vibe-filled example.
The best way to think of the "Dubtool Version" of "Destiny" would be a streamlined edit of the experimental and psychedelic original. Where the original glistens with heavy melodic textures, the edit relies solely on the heavy bass beat and reaching vocals for structure. Peeling back layers to bring out the subtle elements of a song exemplifies a maturing artist, as simplicity often detracts from the flow, but Talbot and Pional have reworked their song off of ƒIN that took the most time to create into a minimalist's dream.
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As with any Talabot release or remix the listener is rewarded through repeat listens. Pick up the free download.