Ian Chang “Inhaler” (Grip Tight)
Stripped-back left-field pop.
Back in September last year, drummer and composer Ian Chang released his solo debut, Spiritual Leader, a six-track collection of inspired beat cuts.
Spiritual Leader allowed Chang to present his own sonic signature, furthering his work in indie-powerhouses Body Language, Son Lux, and Landlady with tracks that blur the boundaries between free-jazz, IDM, electronica, ambient, and trip-hop. The album now returns with a remix pack for LP cut “Inhaler,” featuring interpretations from fellow Body Language member Xan Young, Berlin producer Grip Tight, and electronic pop maverick Yllis.
In support of the package, Chang as offered up Grip Tight’s remix as one of today’s XLR8R downloads. Stripping the original back to its core elements and intriguing sound design, the Berlin producer adds an affecting vocal touch inspired by human’s cyclic behaviors, as he explains:
“Approaching the remix, I knew that I wanted to keep the feel of Ian’s original, not dissecting the track too much but editing and shaping to make a bed for my voice to co-exist with. Lyrically, I was thinking about this cyclic notion of returning to a person or a place that you’ve been motioning away from, finding yourself back in the same situation without really knowing what took you there.”
You can pick up the remix below, with Spiritual Leader available here. Ian Chang’s upcoming tour dates are available below, too.
Due to temporary issues regarding the GDPR, EU readers can download the track here.
November 16 Eindhoven, NL – TROMP Percussion Festival
November 17 Berlin, DE – Frannz Club
November 18 Cologne, DE – Artheater
November 20 Lille, FR – Aeronef Club
November 21 Orléans, FR – L’Astrolabe
November 22 Dijon, FR – La Vapeur
November 23 Paris, FR – Trabendo
November 24 Lyon, FR – Le Periscope
November 26 Utrecht, NL – Tivolivredenburg Pandora Hall
November 27 London, UK – Oslo