Jōhatsu (蒸発) (The Remixes)

Jōhatsu (蒸発) (The Remixes)

By Mark Barrott

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Mark Barrott’s acclaimed album Jōhatsu gets fresh reworks from producers Lycoriscoris and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. 

Jōhatsu has already had an impressive start since its debut earlier this year. It has garnered widespread acclaim earning recognition from reputable imprints such as Pitchfork, CLASH, Mojo, and received airtime on BBC Radio 6, including plays by Mary Ann Hobbs. In addition, the album has gained substantial support on various DSPs, including a Peaceful Meditation cover on Amazon Music, a Spotify The Listening Room playlist takeover and a Chill list from Apple Music. 

Renowned multi-instrumentalist Lycoriscoris is no stranger to the Anjuna family. Having previously released on Anjunadeep, he now makes his debut on Reflections, showcasing his remixing skills on Mark Barrott's track 'Kyoto'. With a decade-long career in electronic music, Lycoriscoris has garnered support from influential figures like DJ Koze, &ME, Michael Mayer, Phil Taggart, and airplay from tastemaker radio stations including NTS, KEXP, and BBC Radio 1.

Lycoriscoris's interpretation of 'Kyoto' maintains the essence of the original but takes it to new electronic heights, infusing it with weightier synths and a distinct signature blend of sound design: "Kyoto is a nostalgic track even for me as a Japanese. In the remix of this track, I wanted to carefully layer the sounds and express in music the feelings that are actually deep inside, which are not apparent on the outside". Mark Barrott on the Lycoriscoris Remix: "My all time desert island artist is Steve Reich so to hear Lycoriscoris take on Kyoto & follow in his polyrhythmic footsteps with added dub and drama is hypnotic aural ecstasy for me"

The classically trained Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith works her magic on ‘Kamikakushi’.  Known for her experimental and avant-garde electronic sound, she has received high praise from respected publications such as NPR, The New York Times, The Wire, and Rolling Stone. Beyond her skills as a producer, Kaitlyn is also a gifted composer who has worked on commissions for Apple, BBC Orchestra, Epcot, Google, and more.

In her atmospheric ambient rework of 'Kamikakushi', she strips down the original track, adding new layers of synths to create an ethereal and haunting sonic experience.

Mark Barrott on the Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Remix: "I’ve been a long time admirer of KAS’s lush modular painting & her remix of Kamikakushi washes over you like a lavender pillow at bedtime - both adventurous and familiar, kissing the horizon line between possibility and delight. "

Mark Barrott - Jōhatsu (The Remixes) is out now on Reflections.


1Kyoto (京都) (Lycoriscoris Remix) - Mark Barrott03:50
2Kamikakushi (神隠し) (Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Remix) - Mark Barrott04:47

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