|Remix album by Isis|
Robotic Empire (Vinyl)|
Hydra Head Records (CD)
|Producer||Isis, Matt Bayles|
Oceanic: Remixes & Reinterpretations is a 2004 compilation of remixes by various artists of songs from Isis' 2002 album Oceanic. The album was initially released across a series of four 12" vinyl EPs earlier in 2004; Robotic Empire, the label in control of those original vinyl releases, made available a compilation of all four vinyl EPs in one set on July 19, 2006.
Frontman Aaron Turner has stated that he was surprised by the response of the collaborators; having expected half of those contacted by the band to respond, all but two provided material for the series. The stated intent of the project was to allow further exploration of the ambient, electronic and abstract side of Isis, but to delegate it to the “more capable hands” of musicians outside the band whose work Isis admired.
In reviewing, Patrick Slevin of the Aquarian Weekly gave an effusive verdict, commanding that “everyone else should buy Oceanic first, then buy this.” He argues that Remixes “respects the overall spirit and feel of Oceanic, moving into each song with care and deliberate attention, which makes [it] just as pleasing, stimulating and soothing to listen to as its parent recording.” Pitchfork Media's Brandon Stosuy felt that not all Isis fans would enjoy the album, and that the opposite was also true as it may appeal to those not fond of Isis' work. He was critical of much of the material, but saved special praise for Justin Broadrick's rendition of "Hym", arguing that it represents a “coda [which] adds a bit of last-minute revelation” to the piece.
All tracks written by Isis.
|2.||"False Light (Carry Edit)"||Ayal Naor, featuring Maria Christopher||7:53|
|4.||"The Other"||James Plotkin||9:49|
|5.||"Carry (First Version)"||Tim Hecker||4:26|
|1.||"The Beginning and the End"||Venetian Snares||5:05|
|2.||"Carry (Second Version)"||Tim Hecker||5:21|
|3.||"False Light (Deadverse)"||Oktopus||5:30|
|4.||"Carry: Like I Will Love Her Forever? (Fuckin Die!!!)"||Speedranch, featuring Guilty Connector||5:51|
|5.||"From: Sinking, To: Drowning"||Destructo Swarmbots||7:14|
|April 11, 2004||Oceanic Remixes Vol. I||Robotic Empire||Robo 037||12″|
|July 13, 2004||Oceanic Remixes Vol. II||Robo 038|
|August 24, 2004||Oceanic Remixes Vol. III||Robo 039|
|November 23, 2004||Oceanic Remixes Vol. IV||Robo 040|
|March 22, 2005||Oceanic: Remixes / Reinterpretations||Hydra Head Records||HH666-83||2×CD|
|July 19, 2006||Oceanic Remixes Vol. I–IV||Robotic Empire||Robo 037–040||4×12″ [Box set]|
- "Discography". Robotic Empire. Archived from the original on May 11, 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
- "PRIMER: Aaron Turner Revisits Isis' Entire Catalog". Self-Titled. Pop Mart Media. June 4, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2011.
- "Oceanic: Remixes/Reinterpretations". allmusic. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
- Slevin, Patrick (May 18, 2005). "Isis – Oceanic: Remixes/Reinterpretations". The Aquarian Weekly. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
- Stosuy, Brandon (June 19, 2005). "Isis: Oceanic Remixes/Reinterpretations". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
- Oceanic: Remixes & Reinterpretations (CD). Isis. Hydra Head Records. 2004. HH666-83.