Premiere: A Mote of Dust – Home (Mogwai remix)
Listen to Dominic Aitchison of Mogwai's remix of Home by A Mote of Dust, the new project from Craig Beaton of Aereogramme and The Unwinding Hours.
A Mote of Dust sees Craig B take a stripped-back, acoustic approach; taking its title from a quote by cosmologist Carl Sagan, the nine-track album focuses on themes of insignificance, anger and faith, and was recorded by Chem19 producer Paul Savage (Mogwai, Arab Strap, The Twilight Sad) last year.
Introducing Aitchison's remix of closing track 'Home', Beaton says: "Dominic came to do the remix because he has been a friend of mine for years. We met when we were invited to be part of a DJ group called "Deathlehem" that used to DJ in Nice n' Sleazys on Sunday afternoons where we only played heavy metal. We lasted for a lot longer than we should have because it was incredibly unpopular but our mutual love of metal (and also quiet/minimal music) meant that we stayed in touch.
"When I was working on the A Mote of Dust album I took a chance and asked if he fancied taking a shot at a remix of a song of his choice. He kindly said yes and chose the quietest, most sparse song on the record."
Aereogramme's 2003 album Sleep and Release was named as one of the Scottish albums of the decade in our poll back in 2009. The band came to an end in 2007, but Beaton and guitarist Iain Cook – now of Glasgow synth-pop trio Chvrches – formed The Unwinding Hours following the split. Their second album, the "uplifting and melancholic" Afterlives, was longlisted for the 2013 Scottish Album of the Year award.
A Mote Of Dust is released on 2 Oct via Babi Yaga Records
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