release 7th October 2011
A 255-6 Shackleton Remix (originally 255-7) 8:47
B The Sticks Rashad Becker Mix 6:12
This is the first vinyl edition of the new Friedman & Liebezeit´s Secret Rhythms Remix series, entitled “secret rhythms+”, with one of the rare appearances of Sam Shackleton as remixer. He recomposed the CD album track “255-7″ from the most recent “Secret Rhythms 4″ album release. Although keeping the orignal Liebezeit drum sound, he basically arranged a new groove based on a different time signature. Organ sequences weave minimalistic melodic lines all through the rich dubwise texture of this 8:50 remix.
Rashad Becker, the Nonplace label´s permanent mastering engineer has mixed “The Sticks”, originally released on “Secret Rhythms 2″, made available in 2005. This piece was deliberately called “Mix” because the arrangement wasn´t touched. Instead, Rashad Becker treated the single instrument tracks in drastic manner, dehumanizing Friedman & Liebezeit´s acoustic mantra to the point of irrecognizability.