Boards of Canada have returned from three years of relative silence on the production front with a remix of "Mr. Mistake," by supergroup Nevermen.
The remix by Nevermen (Doseone aka Adam Drucker of Clouddead; Faith No More's Mike Patton; TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe). The remix comes a few weeks ahead of the group's self-titled debut album, which is due out Jan.29 via Patton's Ipecac Recordings and UK-based Lex imprint.
The track marks Boards of Canada's first official remix in nearly a decade; they last took on "Good Friday" by Yoni Wolf's Why? project. The "Mr. Mistake" remix also marks the first addition to Boards' discography since the Scottish electronic duo (brothers Mike Sandison and Marcus Eoin ) dropped their Tomorrow's Harvest LP back in 2013.
BoC's rendition of "Mr. Mistake" features the outfit's characteristic stylings -- it's an ethereal, atmospheric composition. They swap the snare-driven beat of the original version for whirling keyboards that complement the track's multilayered vocals, resulting in a remix that can stand on its own as a track. Listen below.
As Thump reports, Boards of Canada have worked with the experimental rapper Doseone in the past when they remixed his hip-hop group Clouddead's track "Dead Dogs Two." Listen to that below.
Doseone, Adebimpe and Patton formed their supergroup in 2008 and declared themselves The Nevermen in 2009. Six years later the group has dropped the definite article "the" and are finally ready to drop the LP they've apparently been working on all the while.
Nevermen are scheduled to embark on their first tour in support of their album, Pitchfork reports. Massive Attack is to support them on some dates.