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Ben Lukas Boysen expands on 2020’s album Mirage with his brand new follow-up EP Clarion featuring a rare Kiasmos remix.

Containing two brand new tracks from the Berlin-based electronic composer and producer, plus three very special remixes ranging as wide as from Hyperdub producer Foodman to Scottish post rock legends Mogwai, Clarion picks up where Mirage left off. As premiered by Mary Anne Hobbs on her BBC 6 Music show, the first single arrives in the shape of a rare Kiasmos remix of the title track, crafted by the Icelandic techno duo and Erased Tapes label mates Janus Rasmussen and Ólafur Arnalds.

“Hearing how Kiasmos tamed the somewhat rough nature of Clarion and elevated it to a focussed and highly energised dream-like state made my day when I first heard the remix. The floating and driving rhythm of this version distils the original into a luxurious percussive meditation,” Boysen says.

About the making of, Janus Rasmussen explains: “Sometimes remixes can be a joy to work on, especially when the original material is as strong as this one. Immediately after hearing the stems, the idea of the remix was so apparent. It was almost as if the song had already existed in this remixed form. The main melody is so catchy yet intriguing that it's a perfect fit for a Kiasmos remix.”

The new material on this 6-track EP expands on themes of Ben’s 2020 album.

 

“Mirage was about the diffusion and change of weight of elements within a piece as well as giving the instrumentalists featured, such as cellist Anne Müller, a different function and meaning. Lux and Plexus revisit this mindset, diving into granular, resyncing patterns and harmonic studies”
— Ben Lukas Boysen

 

The remix of 2020 album track Love was crafted by Stuart Braithwaite of Scottish post rock band Mogwai. “To have Mogwai join the team of remixers felt like a badge of honour. I knew their music even before I was making music myself and to have the minds and instruments of legends reworking one of my pieces, especially in the imaginative way they did, makes this release more than special to me,” explains Boysen.

“I really loved reinterpreting Love. It’s a wonderful piece of music and it was an honour to remix it” — Stuart Braithwaite, Mogwai


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Artwork by Studio Torsten Posselt
Portrait by Claudia Gödke