It's been ages since we've bought out a vinyl ep... times change and BATTANT deserve it no?
At first we wondered who could we ask to remix these rock songs. We didn't look for too long, but simply turned to those who have been with us since a long time.
Firstly Mickey Moonlight. The London posse. We've compiled his tracks as early as 2000. Remember that he put out records under the name of SONOVAC or Midnight Mike
on his own label - Flesh Records. The sound was rocky and noisy, and through him we discovered the hit by Zongamin "serious trouble". We knew from that start his remix would be surprising but we didn't expect him to take Battant from the gutters of London to beaches in the tropics. In his own words "science fiction exotica". A lesson in style particularly joyful,
for those who can take it on board. Subtle, delicate and falsely naïve. Classy stuff.
Marc Houle is a long way from the tropics. The most rock'n'roll of the producers at Minus, a connoisseur and collectioneur of minimal wave, who has been following Chloé Raunet for a long time. His remix is a hallucination of druggy darkness, originality and efficacity. We wonder what his dreams are like, but in a slick conformist world, Marc Houle appears to be the one to inject a little ill-intentioned madness needed to free us.
At last It's a fine line. Ivan Smagghe & Tim Paris. The producers of the album, who through a contemporary skinned down sound succeeded in revealing the intensity and urgency of Battant's songs. The Butcher is one iof our favourite songs with a cadavre like flute, an obsessive rhythm, stretched to the extreme for a ghostlike instrumental.
We've said it before nightmare are often more revolutionary than dreams.