In every photo I’ve seen of Lövestad (including the fragmented shot on the cover of the Miles EP), the Dutch duo seem to be defying gravity, jumping around, a hand fired up in the air and one pressed down on the ivories. Known for their “hardware-based live sets” around their native country, their music has an undeniably infectious bounce and a predilection for extended instrumental virtuoso jams.
These in turn provide sumptuous raw material for some surprisingly sunny remixes by Jimpster on Miles, their debut on the latter’s Freerange. The original mix buzzes, shimmers and shines with a surprisingly strong punch. As musicians, these guys can go toe-to-toe with anyone else working in the field.
It’s easy to hear what caught Jimpster’s ear, and his “edit” is built around a live capture of those ebullient Lövestad chords like a butterfly in a jar. It sounds almost like the greatest fade out ever made, drawn out and extended to 7 minutes. Jimpster’s dub flattens it down to a sound for lower altitudes and darker corners of the scene, but he can’t help but to fall in love with that lovely synth excursion. Neither can I.
Lövestad: Miles EP (Jimpster Remixes) / Freerange (Digital/12″ Vinyl)
1. Lövestad: Miles (Jimpster Edit) (06:39)
2. Lövestad: Miles (Jimpster Dub) (06:06)
3. Lövestad: Miles (09:20)