My Education vs. Dalek - "Spiegel im Spiegel"
(Thirty Ghosts Records 2007, TGR 005, 12" 45rpm single)
From Aural Innovations #37 (September 2007)
Side A of this 12" vinyl release consists of My Education's interpretation of "Spiegel im Spiegel", which was originally written by Arvo Part in 1978 for single piano and violin. I've never heard any earlier version of the piece but this is clearly a good choice for My Education to take on. It's got a spacey drifting feel throughout, and is very nicely fleshed out by the viola and especially pedal steel guitar, which gives the music the same kind of dreamy bluesy feel that Dave Gilmour used to add to Pink Floyd. (Aural Innovations readers should note that Scott Telles of ST 37 is the bassist.)
Side B is a remix of the My Education piece by Newark, New Jersey based Dalek. You can hear the core My Education part going on in the background, but with noise patterns and rapping over the top. It's interesting, that's for sure.
For more information you can visit the My Education web site at: http://www.myeducationmusic.com.
Visit the Thirty Ghosts Records web site at: http://www.thirtyghostsrecords.com.
Reviewed by Jerry Kranitz