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JIM O’ROURKE, FOUR TET, LINDSTRØM & PRINS THOMAS, KIM HIORTHØY, MERZBOW & MORE REMIX NENEH CHERRY & THE THING

Neneh Cherry & The Thing’s The Cherry Thing was released this past June via Smalltown Supersound. In addition to their own compositions, the album features the music of such diverse artists as Ornette Coleman, Suicide, Don Cherry, Martina Topley-Bird, The Stooges, and MF Doom. Come November 13th, Smalltown Supersound will be releasing The Cherry Thing Remixes, an album of Neneh Cherry & The Thing remixes by a range of artists, including Jim O’Rourke, Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas, Merzbow, Four Tet, Kim Hiorthøy and more. Listen to the Kim Hiorthøy remix below.

NENEH CHERRY & THE THING’S “WHAT REASON COULD I GIVE (KIM HIORTØY REMIX):
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The Cherry Thing Remixes tracklisting:
01. What Reason Could I Give (Kim Hiorthøy remix)
02. Dream Baby Dream (Four Tet remix)
03. Accordion (Hortlax Cobra remix)
04. What Reason Could I Give (Carmen Villain remix)
05. Accordion (Jim O’Rourke remix)
06. Cashback (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas remix)
07. Sudden Moment (Merzbow remix)
08. Golden Heart (Nymph remix)
09. Dirt (Kurzmann remix)
10. Golden Heart (Poole Blount Legacy Dub) (Lasse Marhaug remix)

“It’s a wild record, in an expect-the-unexpected sort of way; it’s also a homemade record, in that its arrangements feel spontaneous and minimally varnished by studio polish. It’s a raw record, in the way that a go-anywhere singer encounters an upright bass, a baritone saxophone and an actual drum set.” — NPR Music’s First Listen

“Cherry’s voice begins as more of a late-Billie Holiday croak but ascends along with the song, one step leading to the next as it grows in intensity and feeling. For their part, the Thing treat the song’s simple melody the way Albert Ayler did European folk ditties, mixing breezily sentimental yearning with a rush of emotion so torrential it borders on violence and terror.” — Pitchfork [Best New Track]

“‘Too Tough to Die’ by Tricky’s collaborator Topley-Bird is frantic and driven; ‘Golden Heart’ by Don Cherry himself is dreamy and touching. Saxophonist Gustafsson’s own ‘Sudden Movement’ is a standout, an alternately drifting and urgent piece that is the exploratory hinge of this short, breathless album.” — Artforum

“Comeback Album: The Cherry Thing: On her first effort in 16 years, Cherry pays homage to artists like the Stooges, MF Doom, and her stepdad, brilliantly reinventing their songs-and, in the process, herself.” — Details