Figure Walking's 'Blue World' re-envisioned by Philadelphia's Tulipomania and Richard Hartline
"Drawing on dub-oriented grooves and flashes of serrated post-punk guitar stutters, there’s an exchange of wiry and rhythmic, which works to console the tension of political and social commentary, deliberately setting the tone for you to get up and move" – Beatroute Magazine
"Every track elicits dancing or tears... almost a relief, like there's liberation hardwired into these songs that could wake even the most comatose from complacency" – Exclaim
"A perfect song to spin while you do summer things" – Magnet Magazine
"Well known for their lyrics that explore social issues and demanding justice, the vivid imagery of this new single is marked with reflective power, layers of moving, choir-like backing vocals, and a steady, train-like drum beat" – Rebel Noise
Canadian indie rock duo Figure Walking presents their new single 'Blue World Remix', newly released via Disintegration Records on June 7. This exquisite remix single is a summertime anthem. Here, producer/engineer Richard Hartline and Philadelphia's critically acclaimed mood-rockers Tulipomania team up at the controls, bringing an already celebratory song to new levels of existential joy and transcendence.
Figure Walking is drummer Rob Gardiner (Conduct, Pip Skid) on drums and longtime Winnipeg-based indie rock fixture and three-time Polaris Prize nominee Greg MacPherson (Cherry Cherry, Nova, Greg MacPherson Band) on baritone guitar, vocals and keys. The original version of 'Blue World' can be found on the band's debut album 'The Big Other'.
"I love to imagine the world through the murky, silver-on-the-ocean-floor filter that is Tulipomania's music. This remix of Blue World is astonishing for us, like a watching an eclipse with welder's goggles and discovering the sun for the first time," says Greg MacPherson.
"The Hartline/Tulipomania remix of Blue World is a gift to us, like seeing our city anew from the slow rise and ominous drift of a beautiful weather balloon at sunset."
Figure Walking makes music that runs a full spectrum of celebration, revolt, laughter, anger, and possibility. This is an innovative sound, worldly but deeply rooted in the colonial crash site that is the city of Winnipeg.
Their debut album 'The Big Other' is a 10-song trip across cultures, communities, ideologies, and relationships. Recorded by Cam Loeppky, it was released in April 2017 and was long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize.
"We were really inspired by the song 'Blue World', Figure Walking's bittersweet anthem informed by intelligent angst, and we're honored to have been allowed to contribute to this upliftingcri de coeur," says Cheryl Gelover of Tulipomania.
They are currently at work on a fifth album and supporting animated music videos.
Figure Walking will be releasing their new album 'vertical/horizontal' later this summer. For now, the Blue World Remix is available across online stores, including Apple Music, and streaming platforms such as Spotify and Soundcloud.
CREDITS Remixed and mastered by Tulipomania and Richard Hartline Richard Hartline played and recorded the piano and organ Lyrics and music by Figure Walking Original tracks recorded by Cam Loeppky
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