Slowed down and stripped of all original instrumentation, Alan Wilkis completely reinvents one of my favorite tracks of the year. It’s quirky synth-pop that builds and swirls over the course of the song, garnished with tweaks and audio embellishments throughout. It doesn’t pay much attention to the pace of the original, keeping the vocals around so listeners recognize what Mr. Wilkis is working with, but other than that, it’s entirely his own work.
There are enough idiosyncrasies here to keep any listener interested, unless you were so enamored with the original that the reworking becomes sacrilege. And if that’s the case, we’re asking you to suspend your disbelief and have a listen anyway.
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Alan Wilkis Remix) (mp3)