Brother Sun, Sister Moon: “All You Need” (Remix)
It’s been exactly six weeks since we had the pleasure of showcasing Brother Sun, Sister Moon’s “Ghosts of Barry Mill,” and now the pair is back with a crisply minted remix of “All You Need,” the closing track from their self-titled release. Where the original pulls the listener through patches of leafy textures thronged with shoegaze touchpoints aplenty, duo member Gareth Munday’s more sparse and measured interpretation innocently airs its fragile moments and exposes the underlying and surprisingly angular structure. The remix indirectly brings the piece back closer into line with singer Alicia Merz’s work under the name Birds of Passage or a more rough and ready take on Munday’s own Roof Light project, while substituting in a fresh set of subdued atmospherics to create an dream pop aesthetic. The result is a pleasing and abstruse piece that’s given us a more perspective on the original and a renewed appetite for whatever comes next.
Brother Sun, Sister Moon’s self-titled release is available on cassette tape as a co-release from Merz’s own Cooper Cult Records and BLWBCK and is up for CD, vinyl, and digital pre-order from denovali
Written by Luke Carrell