THIS PATCH OF SKY SHARE “PALE LIGHTS” REMIX BY DARK DARK HORSE
“Dark Dark Horse, slowly build the song around gentle piano, melancholic, quivering cello and soft pads. Some drums are finally added around two minutes as the song builds to its final crescendo with guitar and subtle, rumbling sub bass.” – Magnet Magazine
Oregon-based cinematic post-rock act, This Patch Of Sky, shared a new remix of “Pale Lights”, done by Dark Dark Horse, today via a premiere with Magnetic Magazine. Dark Dark Horse, comprised of members of the pioneering group Maybeshewill, reimagine the depths of emotion entrenched in “Pale Lights.” Building beautifully on top of the lush instrumental swells of the original while effortlessly adding their own electronic flare. “Pale Lights”, which has seen previous remixes from the band’s peers in This Will Destroy You and The Echelon Effect, is originally taken from This Patch Of Sky’s fourth full-length album, These Small Spaces, released in 2017 via Graphic Nature / Equal Vision Records. The album take listeners on a dynamic journey that navigates from eerie, somber soundscapes into gentle tapestries that build effortlessly into grandiose, soaring compositions – creating a sonic masterpiece, where instruments alone create a powerful and universal language.
Speaking on the remix, Kit Day of This Patch Of Sky says:
“It’s always rewarding to have a different artist remix a song you created and to hear their own take. When Dark Dark Horse approached us to remix ‘Pale Lights’ we couldn’t have been more ecstatic. We are a huge fan of Jamie Ward’s work in Maybeshewill and to have him part of this remix is such a great honor. The final result of this remix makes you feel like you’re drifting through space without a care in the world.”
Jamie Ward of Dark Dark Horse elaborates by saying:
“I find remixing to generally be pretty creatively stimulating. You get great insight into the artist you’re collaborating with. A real in-depth look at how they do the thing that makes them them. I don’t feel I would have ever composed a piece like this on my own steam and that’s one of the real joys of remix collaboration. This feels like one for long early winter drives.”
These Small Spaces was produced and mixed by the esteemed Matt Bayles (Caspian, Minus The Bear, Russian Circles) at Red Room Recording Studio in Seattle, WA in just one week’s time. The album was later mastered by the renowned Ed Brooks (Pearl Jam, Cursive, Pelican) of Resonant Mastering. These Small Spaces is the follow-up to This Patch of Sky’s self-titled release (LP, 2014), Heroes and Ghosts (LP, 2013), Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine (EP, 2012) and The Immortal, The Invisible (EP, 2011). The band is composed of Kit Day (guitar), Joshua Carlton (guitar), Joel Erickson (Synth), Alex Abrams (cello), Sean King (bass) and Katya Marcusky (drums).