It's always wonderful to hear from someone wanting to collaborate on a project. Remo Zanin, a fan in Italy, first wrote to me in January:
"Hi Scott I really love your album Scott Volume 2! I like your "home recording approach" for me so similar to Sufjan Stevens. You got many beautiful songs. If in the future you want to collaborate with me I will be so happy. My name is Remo I am a freelancer sound engineer and musician. I would like to mix for free one of your song as a free sample if you want :)"
After some messaging back and forth, we agreed that my song Just get clean might make for a good remix. I sent him all of the tracks and he got to work.
Remo has created a much darker track than I ever imagined. He stripped away the Casio drum beat and created a reverb-soaked electronic track that functions more like a dark reflection pool, occasionally breaking down in to sound collage and space sounds.
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