On a mid-night IM dare by a French Friend (Nicolas) I got out of Bed and raced to remix Gainsbourg’s classic “Requiem pour un Con”. While the song is great, I truly loathe the words. So very French and obnoxious. It literally translates to “Requiem for an asshole”. It made me cringe the whole time. I do like the drums at the end.
So iTunes at 12:30 gave me the original, keyed on 7B at a mollasses 100Bps. Argh... slow and heavy. I wasn’t hopeful for the harmonic matches.
Fate would have it that the ONE harmonic/structure match would be the seminal house track “I will be your friend” by Robert Owens.
Funny how things go! Hein Nicolas? How appropriate to have a little bit of US peace to counter French piss.
I guess it is a good balance of the force. The words and the way they match are spooky and I played a bit with the words: for example introducing synth where there was none in the original but the singing goes “the synth are for you”
This was put together in 90 minutes, from start to finish, as a dare, excuse the rough edges.