“I’ve been remixing songs by other artists since 2001 and it’s something I always like to do. This year, in collaboration with the Flau label, I’ve decided to compile my favourite remixes and to release them on one CD. Most of the time, I like to transform very much the original songs. I try to bring them into my own musical atmosphere. For example, on Agoria’s techno song ‘Heart Beating’, I kept nearly nothing of the original music but I replaced it by orchestral parts that I had recorded with a 40-strings orchestra for the film by HR Boe ‘Beast’. Anyway, I always want to keep faithful to the original melodies. On this selection of remixes, I kept the original vocal parts.
Some remixes are made out of songs that I’ve done myself (‘Dernière Etape Avant le Silence’, ‘A_’) or with my band Arca with long-time collaborator Joan Cambon (‘Attractions’, which inspired the title of this EP as ‘Abstractions’).
Those remixes are another side of my musical work that had never been compiled before.”
— Sylvain Chauveau