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Synonym Dance

by Handjerks

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Handjerks: “'Synonym Dance' is an attempt to speak about something that is unspeakable. It’s not only a song about the lack of language but also about using unrelated concepts as synonyms – to create relations and experiment with an affective language. So I understand the synonym dance as a celebration of failure. A resistant dance track.”

Swan Meat: "When it comes to remixes, I tend to go all-in and write a new, parallel-dimension version of the track. I had so much fun with this one, because there was so much to work with. Two major influences were my having recently gone to a few techno raves in Cologne with these 'underwater crunchy' soundsystems, as well as the hi-fi 8-bit aesthetic of retro revival games like Shovel Knight. I've struggled to find a place for these kind of sounds in my own music, so I'm really glad to have been able to use them here."


released July 27, 2018

Original version produced by Handjerks and Sam Slater, mastered by Freddy Knopp. Remix produced by Reba Fay, mastered by Léonard de Léonard.


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