Father John Misty – Things it would be helpful to know before the revolution (Haxan Cloak remix) review

I was not expecting anything from this remix. I had a feeling this was going be like that cancerous (excuse the pun) tenth anniversary My Chemical Romance remix of the Black Parade by Steve Aoki. I hated and still hate that song with every iota of my body. But no. This remix has surprised me A LOT. My surprise mainly comes from what the remix actually is. While I was expecting a trash EDM remix, the remix actually adds a better layered soundscape in the background that adds another level of melancholia to the track. Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE dance music, EDM and House. But you can’t blend two styles of music that contrast in tempo, mood and lyrical content (or lack thereof).

Anyway, I can’t reccomend this remix enough. It’s just as good, and maybe even a little better than the original. Seriously, go check it out, it’s one of the best non electronic remixes I’ve ever heard.

And as always, the music video is a harrowing view of humanity’s flaws, and is definitely one of my favourite music videos of the month and maybe even of the year.

My only gripe with the song is the chorus, which didn’t live up to the original. What I might do is cut the song with the remix as most of the song but then have the original chorus cut in. Anyway, if I do, I’ll release it on my soundcloud and share it with you so you’ll know.

Anyway, I’m really very impressed with the remix, and I plan to give the artist who made the remix a look.

Rating: 9/10

Father John Misty – Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution (LP version)

Father John Misty – Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution (Haxan Cloak remix)


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