Chris Lastovicka – “The End of Tyranny” (Remixed)


The elegant piano work and strings within “The End of Tyranny” lulls listeners into a serene place, again projecting the wintry feel that recalls the last time Jeremy Allom remixed a Chris Lastovicka track, with “The 7th Chapter of Job.” The tracks come via the album Fortune Has Turned (Remixed).

This album aims to capture the quest of finding the Self, also tracing the journey from deep suffering to “the fullness and freedom of the heart.” These lofty, emotional themes come to mind as the strings swell right after the three-minute mark of this track, reminding of a Clint Mansell score.

“When I was thinking about who I’d like to remix my album, I thought about my favorite album, Massive Attack’s Blue Lines,” Lastovicka says. “I wondered if I would be able to even get Jeremy Allom, who mixed that album. I did, and it has been an incredible experience working with him and getting to know him.”

“When I looked for a mastering engineer, I wanted to get someone who would understand the sonic imperfections of the recordings and how I felt they mirrored the rough experience of seeking the Self. I chose iconic mastering engineer Emily Lazar because of her early background in creative writing, and her drive to tell the story of an album through her mastering work.”

“The End of Tyranny” (Remixed) and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2019’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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