Tenderotics presents 14 remixed and reimagined versions of tracks off Blacktape's 10 Neurotics album. Remixers Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo, Android Lust, Steve Jones, Attrition, Valerie Gentile, and Sam Rosenthal approach the pieces with fresh ears, creating reinterpretations that come off more electronic and edgy than one would expect.
The Milly Mix of "Marmalde Cat" is trip-hop meets fur and lust... strip-hop! Comparisons with Groove Armada and Ben Watt, but darker and more sensual. This mix dives into the multi-track and pulls out elements and pushes them to the front such as the slinky, feline bass line. In fact, the cover image is Blacktape songwriter Sam Rosenthal with model Narcissa, taken from the in-progress video for "Marmalade Cat (milly mix)"
All the tracks luxuriate in the vocals, letting Laurie's passionate purr, Nicki's cynical growl, and Athan's croon shine. Ambient artist Erik Wøllo helps reinvent two tracks, but instead of taking the music into space, he brings it to a pop/electronica place. Adding rhythm, groove, and deep analog electronic sounds, it's a catchy and sensual version of Black Tape For A Blue Girl on display here. Imagine, touching, comfort, adrenaline, whispers and intimacy, an ebb and flow of sensations.
Tenderotics evolved in two parallel directions. Some tracks are instrumental, ambient reprocessing but those are surrounded by an electronic/modern pop approach. It keeps you on your toes.
In 4-panel Digipak. This CD is limited to 1000 copies.