Skudge - Skudge Remixes Part 7 - Skudge Records - SKUDGE007R
Inaugurated back in 2010, the Skudge Remixes series has been a real pleasure to witness unfolding as a stellar cast of the Swedish duo's contemporaries have reworked the Skudge back catalogue with sublime results - the Aardvarck take on "Convolution" remains a particular highlight for this reviewer. Number seven in the series has been subject to all manner of delays, but it's finally here featuring remixes from the mystery - and formerly assumed missing in action - production unit Seldom Felt! Back in 2007, a short lived series of hand stamped techno white labels bearing the seldom felt name and (now inactive) web address emerged and their impact can still be felt today. How Skudge managed to coax Seldom Felt out of hibernation is a thought for another day; of more importance is their resultant remixes here. The treatment of "Phantom" is subtle, retaining the original's sleek chords but treating them to some woozy delay whilst also softening some of the rhythmic sharpness. It's well matched by the more manic rendition of "Shivers" that features on the flip.