Ø [Phase]’s 2015 album ‘Alone in Time?’ was the second LP in a remarkable line of releases on Token since 2007. Token65 is a retrospective tribute to the record, offering remixes of two of its tracks.
The utilitarian discord of R-Mash is remixed by James Ruskin & Karl O’ Connor (Regis) under their recently-rekindled O/V/R collaboration. Their interpretation highlights the rattling percussion of the original and its juxtaposition with the tense and uneasy anti-harmony that emerges from its pulse.
On the other side, Ø [Phase] revisits the album’s title piece. ‘Alone in Time?’ originally appeared as a restless arrangement, driven by its fluttering melody and bolstered by a damp, staggering kick. In its reimagined form, the track is forged into a solid construction for the dancefloor, with its impatient theme re-appearing as a delirious climax.