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Dark Captain – Questions

September 25, 2009

Download “Questions” by Dark Captain

MP3 courtesy of Big HAssle

East London group Dark Captain Light Captain spawned a surprise hit in the US with their release of their full-length debut, Miracle Kicker, in fall of last year. The album received loads of glowing reviews and a place in some surprising end-of-year charts. Expanding to a six-piece live machine, they toured all over the UK before settling down for a well earned rest. Now the band is releasing a digital-only Remix EP, out now on UK label LOAF, and is offering Hatchback’s remix of “Questions” for free download.

“…the band’s whispy, experimental folk style…with gently floating vocals and the soft, finger-picking of an acoustic guitar….mellow guitar with accompanying electronic accents, but also quirky treats like the bubbling sound of a stream and chirping birds. There’s a charming and graceful quality about these British newcomers.” – NPR

Driven by a quest for a killer vocal harmony and a constant desire to make their hearts beat ever so slightly faster than normal, Dark Captain Light Captain’s songs range from malignant and accusatory to wildly optimistic, with comparisons varying from Kings Of Convenience to The Violent Femmes. Now the Captain’s return with this diverse and carefully crafted EP of remixes that includes the dubbed out Mercury Rev vibes of ‘Summer’ complete with motorik groove and spooked horns. The sultry balearic groover that is ‘Remote View’ as mixed by Chicken Feed and the achingly beautiful new version of ‘Questions’ by San Fran’s favorite ambient kraut-disco son Hatchback (one half of the duo Windsurf on Prins Thomas’ label), who comes on like Philip Glass on Quaaludes at sunset.

As if all that wasn’t enough, the EP concludes with the dark night of the soul underground electronics of the title track from the album. A deep, haunting mix of drones and underwater piano best listened to with the lights off.

A gem of an EP that throws new light on the multi faceted creative team that is DCLC.

Dark Captain Light Captain Remix EP Track Listing
1. Questions (Hatchback Remix)
2. Remote View (Chicken Feed Remix)
3. Summer (Vernal Equinox Remix)
4. Miracle Kicker (Here be Monsters Remix)
5. Questions (Hatchback Remix – Dub)