Friday, July 6, 2012
TRACK: Dan Deacon - "Call Me Maybe Acapella 147 Times Exponentially Layered"
Preceding his forthcoming album, America, eccentric electronic musician Dan Deacon has remixed Carly Rae Jepsen's chart-topping single "Call Me Maybe." The reworking appears as part of a compilation of "Call Me Maybe" covers/remixes/interpretations, which can be scoped in full over at Bandcamp.
The song sounds exactly as its title suggests: the isolated vocal tracks from "Call Me Maybe" layered over each other in a fashion that grows increasingly denser and more chaotic as the song progresses. It has the potential to fail as nothing more than an execution of an interesting premise, but I actually feel that the song succeeds beyond its conceptual novelty. The strength of the original chorus melody (yes, I like that melody a lot) works as sturdy source material, and in the context of numerous copies of itself and the verse melody intertwined with each other, it allows for a product that is both harmonically and melodically engaging. Even the harsh, cacophonous plateau the song reaches is tuneful in its own way, especially considering the steady rise which builds up to it. Despite being somewhat hilarious, the remix holds up as quite a fun listen.
Stream the remix below, and look for America on August 28 in the U.S. and August 27 everywhere else via Domino Records.