Aix Em Klemm Aix Em Klemm

These days, defining the function of a "remixer" is just as enigmatic and open-ended to explanation as defining the role of a "producer." But for Aix Em Klemm, a duo consisting of Labradford's Bobby Dunne and Stars of the Lid's Adam Wiltzie, new ground is broken and a definition is found. Their methodology acts as a great flagship example for what I deem as "sonic remodelling." Their self-titled project is opiated and sparse, and it could very well be the suitable aural accompaniment to a visual documentary about ancient, burnt-out and abandoned skyscrapers. The two extracted pieces of sound from their respective group's structures and constructed (objectively, mostly via long distance exchange) an altogether different and Zarathustraian "building" - one that combines the haunting spirits of the old with the mystique of the new unknown. I could also muse about how Aix Em Klemm are creators of designer ghost music. Instead, just listen closely. (Kranky)