Every once in a while, whilst trawling the dark recesses of the internetz, I'll come across an album that'll make me go "how the fuck?! does this exist?! why haven't I heard about this?!". This is one of those albums.
When the highly esteemed and revered classical label Deutsche Grammophon opened its vault to Carl Craig and Moritz von Oswald to remix/reinvent Ravel and Mussorgsky, the detroit techno producers made the odd though experiment work out fantastically.
When I first read the description, I had a bleak vision of filters and drum machines behind generic classical music. This is not the case. Sometimes ambient, sometimes heavy and driving, the juxtaposition of classical music and techno is a much more harmonious combination than one would expect.
Chopping their source material sometimes beyond recognition, the two DJs keep the many layers in constant motion. Trumpets become percussive, and an organ is used to create enormous washes that flow across the left and right channels in an enormous sonic wave.
So, download this, pack a bowl, turn off the lights, and