Coming soon: Fire_sign’s ‘Bronze Recast’.
Fired in the kiln of lockdown, Recast is a dub-hearted reimagining of the band’s 2020 EP Bronze.
Over nine tracks, fire_sign remix their material drawing on a wide variety of influences and styles ranging from acid to dark ambient. While Make Me in Stone is coloured by a love of old Rhythm & Sound and Deepchord records, the slow pulse of Too Much to Carry is inspired more by the synth-wave of acts like Pye Corner Audio.
In Sugar Dream, the band present their first ever ambient piece, a nod to their fondness for artists like Brian Eno and Celer. Elsewhere, they channel bold drum n bass accents in They’ve Spoken, setting off Shadow’s grand percussive machinery to spectacular effect.
“Some of our favourite records have been remix albums, and we’ve always enjoyed remixing our own stuff,” said fire_sign.
“This was an opportunity to develop the other less structured side of our music – something we started doing back with our first release, Sweet Oblivion.”
Recast was mastered in Berlin by Calyx and will be digitally released by 4am City on June 28, 2021.