In the wrong hands, chopping and screwing is a sloppy way to try and extend the shelf life of a song or album. In able care, it can add trippy new dimension to familiar music. Rarely, though, does it seem such a perfect fit for a remixing tactic as on an album like production duo Blue Sky Black Death‘s Glaciers–reborn as Glaciers (melted).
Full of beautiful textures, airy vocals, and haunting melodies, Glaciers might not be a candidate you’d expect for the chopped and screwed treatment if you grew up on Z-Ro mixtapes, but it’s an excellent strategy for emphasizing the album’s moodily cinematic ambience and taking listeners deeper into the intricate soundscapes Blue Sky Black Death have been honing for years.
Get lost in Glaciers (melted) below.