Cult Of Luna’s “Vicarious Redemption” was epic enough the way it was. But now the Swedish group’s 18 + minute track has received the remix treatment from none other than Justin Broadrick of Godflesh and Jesu.
Regarding his approach to the remix, Broadrick had the following to say:
“It was both a pleasure and a challenge to work on such a sprawling epic song. So much material to choose from and to attempt to refocus in my own context, and a challenge to make something new and concise which resonates like the original.”
Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson added the following about the remix:
“When I was 14 years old, my friend taught me how to play guitar. We spent hours listening to songs and then trying to play them. One of the records he had was the Streetcleaner LP that since has been continuously in my rotation for almost 20 years, so listening to Justin’s remix of ‘Vicarious Redemption’ kind of felt like going full circle. Justin has created something new with the elements of the song which, in my opinion, is the only way to justify a remix.”
You can stream and download Broadrick’s remix, as well as the original version of “Vicarious Redemption” (which originally appeared on Cult Of Luna’s latest release, Vertikal) below.