Published Apr 20, 2016After teasing his Under the Sun with a stream of the Thom Yorke-manned "Beautiful People," Aussie producer Mark Pritchard has now unveiled the nursery rhyme-sampling title track.
A statement from Pritchard explains that he had been wanting to sample a sung Mother Goose line ("For every evil under the sun, There is a remedy, or there is none, If there be one, try and find it, If there be none, never mind it") for years, having attempted to bring it into his music two other times. This time, it fit nicely into the arc of an album.
This was the 3rd time i had tried it and it was a important moment in the album's journey as it tied a few tracks into the album, ie 'Beautiful People,' 'Rebel Angels' and 'Cycles of 9.' I also love the sentiment of the words and the music has that other-worldly feel of early Disney film music, of which i'm a big fan. I did consider trying to get Julie Andrews to re-sing it, as she was here in Sydney for a while, but in the end we managed to clear the sample.
As you'll hear below, the piece chops and manipulates the vocal sample, and locks it into a cyclical, ethereal groove.
Under the Sun, which also features guest work from Bibio, arrives May 13 via Warp.