Published Jul 30, 2014Alt-J have taken an unconventional route with promoting their forthcoming This Is All Yours LP, having asked experimental rap combo clipping. to completely blow up the set's "Hunger of the Pine" and repurpose it as new tune "Story 4: Sleeplessly Embracing."
While elements of the original track remain, clipping.'s appropriation of Alt-J's moody melodies isn't exactly a remix. Frightening faux brass blasts steer and a minimal beat steer the verses, in which rhymer Daveed Diggs sketches out a character portrait of a figure whose messed-up life has led them into a lake with pockets full of rocks.
It's a grim, rippling re-envisioning, and you can check it out down below. This Is All Yours, however, arrives September 22 via Canvasback/Infectious Music.