Not much to say about this one outside of the fact I've noticed that there are a bunch of reissues and represses of some Chris Carter classics popping out, from a repress of the edited version of The Space Between first repressed by Optimo in 2010 to a new compilation Chemistry Lessons Vol. 1 collecting the Throbbing Gristle and Chris and Cosey vet's electronic explorations over the past six years. After "October Love Song," "Moonlight" seems to be the go-to hyper-melodic jam of his and for good reason--it is aural ecstasy pure and simple. While I'm not a big edit head, when one either improves upon the original or offers a different way to enjoy it that enhances one's appreciation for the original, it's hard to deny. And this version definitely falls into the latter, though the uptempo glee is swapped out for a druggy euphoria, which seems like a pretty fair trade to me.
The Mindless Boogie label was an edits-focused endeavor during the heyday of the first edits wave of this century, roughly 2006 to 2010. And while there's plenty of fluff to dig through, gems like "Dolly"--a bombass edit of Dolly Parton's already rocking "Jolene"--still rule face to this day. On "Balearic 33," label co-founder Tonic doesn't so much edit Carter's original as 'adjust' it by playing it on 33 and you know what? It fucking works. While the original has the amphetamine kick to it, this version is much hazier, like going to the planetarium on acid or chugging two bottles of Robotussin before seeing Polar Express 3D. And while its title might attempt to conjure up sweaty, sun-soaked vibes, the glacier pacing manages to evoke Carter's Manchester on a warm, overcast Sunday afternoon and the synth drums sound like the thud of cosmic comets full of actual angel dust. Now, time for this guy to get back to soaking in Culture 2. Pull up/how bout shuttup?