Moby can certainly mellow out Lynchian weirdness, but he's got enough of his own to make up for it. David Lynch has just released a Moby "reversion" of "The Big Dream," the title track from Lynch's 2013 album. The track will be featured on The Big Dream Remix EP, a limited-edition 12" being released for this year's Record Store Day.
Where the original track was rendered bizarre by massive effects, processed drums, and Lynch's signature oddball vocals, Moby's is a stark contrast. His version utilizes far more organic drum sounds, a relatively clean guitar, and Mindy Jones' clear and haunting vocals. The feeling of the song, however, is almost darker than the original, with huge swells of synth choirs surging in and out. The psychoacoustic madness pushes and pulls throughout the track, with a dynamic scope that proves that Moby can do weird on par with the master. Listen to the reversion above.
From the YouTube description:
The Big Dream (Moby Reversion Featuring Mindy Jones)
Taken from The Big Dream Remix EP 12" on clear red vinyl. Out 19th April 2014 exclusively for Record Store Day. Limited to just 1000 copies worldwide.
Also features remixes from Hot Since 82, Bastille and Bjorn Yttling's, of Peter Bjorn and John, Jazz Remix.
Double a-side (45 rpm) track listing:
A I. Wishin' Well (Hot Since 82 Remix)
A II. Are You Sure (Bastille Remix)
AA I. The Big Dream (Moby Reversion Featuring Mindy Jones)
AA II. We Rolled Together (Yttling Jazz Remix)