CLOUDBURST #7: Sebastian Ruslan – ‘sæglópur’

A friend sent me this, under the assumption that I would love it – considering my fondness for Sigur Rós – but upon listening, I’ve found myself in a rather unprecedented sort of repulsion. Here, Sebastian – although I don’t know his motives, or if he even likes the band he’s remixing – reduces the track, its sentimental aura, its evocative tone, into a background theme on which to showcase his mundane EDM flourishes. It’s a bastardization of the original tune, using the popularity of the original in order to draw attention to nothing-at-all.

Written by Vanya