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Smoke 02:50


The second single to be taken from David Karsten Daniels & Fight the Big Bull’s glorious ‘I Mean To Live Here Still’ album, ‘Smoke’ was the subject of a hugely successful FatCat-run remix competition (managed through the label’s SoundCloud page) that yielded some genuinely stunning reinterpretations of the original and even inspired some of FatCat’s other assets to contribute.

Selected from a large pool of high-standard competition entries, present here is A Lily (aka James Vella of yndi halda)’s vocal cut-up and tropicalia flute-led mix, which develops an entirely different facet of the melody, bringing out delicate and previously unheeded aspects of the song.


released August 16, 2010


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David Karsten Daniels Bend, Oregon

The albums of David Karsten Daniels inhabit a unique imaginary place where folk, rock, pop, ambient, jazz and field recordings bleed into each other seamlessly underneath musings on family, life/death, religion and love undeterred by distance and time. NPR named his collaboration with Fight the Big Bull, one of the ‘5 best genre-defying albums of 2010”. ... more

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