Foals Remix Comp

on Thursday, June 19, 2008
Oxford collective Foals have announced the winners to their 'Electric Bloom' remix competition, as mentioned by me [here]. Edwin Foals amusingly called it the "make foals sound worse than they already do" competition. Although I'm guessing many people might disagree with that...

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Admirably, they made a meritocratic decision rather than a popularity based one - they chose to listen to all 260 entries instead of the top ten most listened to, as had previously been outlined during the comp. They opted for R Ingall's remelt, with its grand total of 9 plays, which you can listen [here].

While the "remelt" is pretty atmospheric and almost shoegaze-y, I think it pales in comparison to one of the runners-up. The 'Orchestral Arrangement Remix', which is pretty self-explanatory, is quite frankly astonishingly ace. Strangely, it isn't on the official list of runners-up [listen to all those here] but was mentioned in a Foals MySpace bulletin. Thus proving MySpace is still useful, after all. Anyways, the 'Orchestral Arrangment' remix is a beautifully melodramatic instrumental transformation of 'Electric Bloom'.

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