features remixes from JOAKIM (VERSATILE) and VINCENT OLIVER (BORDER COMMUNITY)!
"The Chap have become known and loved for their inimitable pop - improv - disco - rock - with - strings sound, captured in some crunchy, truly "out there" home production and a furiously rocking live show, complete with dance routines and scary faces. It was during one particularly wild gig in Paris some years ago that they encountered a polite young man who showed himself to be very impressed with the band's work and who would later emerge as the disco superstar that is Joakim.
Joakim once claimed in an interview that seeing The Chap live that night counted as one of his main inspirations. Thus it was only logical he should provide a remix of one of the Mega Breakfast songs. He chose "Ethnic Instrument", The Chap's account of their ambivalent relationship with what is commonly called "World Music" and turned it into the massive funk/disco/rock floor filler it has always secretly wanted to be. A huge guitar riff becomes even more huge, a scary low voice becomes even scarier, and a swarm of voice cut-ups and guitar glitches adorn a massive disco beat. Funny, unsettling and hugely danceable-- a suitable reinterpretation of The Chap ethic.
The mix on the flipside, of "Caution Me" from Mega Breakfast, comes courtesy of the polite young man known as Vincent Oliver, of Lo Recordings and Border Community fame, and is exclusive to this release/format.
This is already his second mix for The Chap, and a beautifully atmospheric and minimal affair it is. A shredded bass guitar and a minimal beat pulsate throughout, while the original vocal gets lost in a haze of refined melancholia, all ending in a very peculiar rave party...
The Chap are overjoyed to have found two collaborators for their mission of the sonic search for a heart of gold in a world gone cold and are convinced you will concur.