Consolamentum

Andrew Weatherall, 2015

Since I'd previously made an entire podcast dedicated to Andrew Weatherall's work remixing other artists, it seemed oddly appropriate to pick up Consolamentum, an album of various people remixing his Convenanza album. Given Weatherall's undisputed status as a legend of electronic music, the cast of contributors is impressive: featuring both heavy hitters and up-and-comers. The reworks here aren't overly liberal, letting the album still hang together sonically, as a single piece. Each remixer imparts a distinct character of their own, yet retain that fine balance between the technology and a more tactile, gothic rock quality that is Weatherall's current signature.