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TesseracT Streaming Reimagined Version Of “Survival”


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You may recall the news that TesseracT have had four tracks from their latest album “Polaris” reimagined by their live producer/sound engineer Aidan O’Brien for a release later in the year. Today you can hear one of those tracks, his new take on “Survival“. All four reimagined songs will appear as a bonus disc titled, “Errai“, that is to be included with the September 16th tour edition of their aforementioned full-length, “Polaris“. TesseracT vocalist Dan Tompkins commented:

“It’s been fantastic to re-visit and re-work the vocals to some of the ‘Polaris‘ tracks from a different angle and with the benefit of time and space. The normal process of writing TesseracT songs starts with the creation of the music followed by the lyrical content; this time Acle and Aidan have stripped away the music and re-created the songs based around the vocals. As a result this has allowed much more breathing space between both and also highlighted much more detail in the performance.”

O’Brien commented:

“The fascinating thing about taking a track apart to remix, rework, or re-imagine it, is being able to look at each individual element and figure out exactly what makes it tick as a composition.

In the case of ‘Survival,’ it was amazing to see how the track still retained a real power and drive even when the distorted guitars and drums were stripped away, and it was very exciting to experiment with rebuilding the track around a basic chord structure and Dan‘s vocal by using piano, synths and a handful of sound design tricks to push it into a darker and more cinematic direction.”

Using that as a base to build on meant that when I brought the track back to the band they were able to reinterpret a lot of what they had originally written in a totally new context – capitalising on that darker sound and resulting in an arrangement, which in some ways is much lighter and sparser but in others is far more brooding and menacing.”

Those who have pre-ordered the upcoming tour edition of “Polaris” can now download the aforementioned track instantly. The album will arrive around the band’s forthcoming North American tour with Gojira.

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