Phoenix has remixed the Grizzly Bear track “Foreground”—sort of. The “remix,” which is posted on the French quartet’s official site, consists of two YouTube clips (one of “Foreground” and the other Brian Eno’s “Canon in D Major”) accompanied by a small set of instructions (via Spinner).
Playing the clips together (you decide when to press play on each one, thereby creating a customized remix experience) results in “an aleatory and combinatory remix by Phoenix,” according to the site.
This idea was born because Phoenix didn’t want to fix something that wasn’t broken. “A long time ago, Grizzly Bear asked us to remix one of their tracks, but we never found the boldness to mess with their beautiful songs,” Phoenix says on its site. “So the other day we figured, maybe if we combine great things together (Grizzly Bear, Brian Eno, chance), it would create something good.”
In other GB/Phoenix news, the two bands, along with Girls, are scheduled to play the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 28.