SAMPLE: Alkan & Boys Noise – Avalanche (Feat Jarvis)


Erol Alkan and Boys Noize have teamed up to reimagine last year’s single ‘Avalanche’.This time it features a contribution by Jarvis Cocker as he recites lyrics of Leonard Cohen’s song of the same name. This single is set for full release on September 12th on Phantasy. Listen to a sample here:

Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) PREVIEW [Boys Noize & Erol Alkan ft Jarvis Cocker] by phantasy sound

Erol Alkan and Boys Noize have teamed up, for what has become a intriguing re-imagining of last year’s smash single ‘Avalanche’. Determined to avoid the taking of an obvious route, the pair originally intended to commission a spoken word interpretation, and the natural choice to helm this was the mellifluous Jarvis Cocker.

Throwing his creative muscle behind the project, it was Jarvis’s inspired choice to recite the seminal lyrics of Leonard Cohen’s song of the same name… A handwritten letter and CDR were dispatched to Mr Cohen, who very quickly gave his full and delighted support to the project.

All that was left was for Jarvis to add his distinctive twist to the title, in the form of ‘Avalanche (Terminal Velocity)’. Despite this unlikely joining of minds the finished work sees the sonorous tones of Mr Cocker riding the megalithic slabs of fizzing synthesis and piston-ing drums with aplomb and to mesmeric effect.

On the remix tip the duo enlist the true underground maestro himself Ewan Pearson, who supplies not one, but two different flavours of rerub – the ‘Hall Of The Mountain King Remix’ mix takes the original on a warped acid redux via Chicago, while the ‘Deeper Underground Re-Version’ reroutes proceedings to dubbed out Berlin basement after hours to stunning effect. Not to be out done, hot new talent Canblaster interprets the original as a low-slung bleeptastic old-school electro workout, recalling the early works of Warp, that rounds the package off in glorious style.

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