New Release: Liela Moss – Who The Power (Reformed)

Photo Credit: Paul O’Keeffe

Following on from her second solo album Who The Power, released last August, Liela Moss has announced Who The Power (Reformed). Released 26th March via Bella Union, the album is a full remix version of the 2020 record by some of Liela’s close friends, collaborators, and artists she admires.

To mark the announcement Moss has shared two tracks from the album. James Lavelle’s UNKLE place ‘Atoms At Me’ firmly in the club – whilst Berlin-based electronic artist Emika takes “White Feather” into a minimalist arena, conjuring up Steve Reich and Max Richter. Listen to both below….

Other remixers involved include Jehnny Beth collaborator and producer Johnny Hostile who gives ‘The Individual’ a brooding building cinematic twist while The Horrors’ Tom Furse takes ‘Battlefield’ into spinning electronic undercurrents. Dhani Harrison throws fuzz and glitch at ‘Suako’ and Moss’s producer Toby Butler rebuilds ‘Watching The Wolf’ with dark menace under his IYEARA moniker. Bella Union’s own Simon Raymonde gives album closer ‘Stolen Careful’ a complete country soul-overhaul, conversely taking the electronic out, and putting the band back in with his Lost Horizons project.

Of the album Liela Moss says: “The process of connecting with other artists who are my friends, or people whose work I admire, during a time of physical and creative restriction was massively energising, and a privilege that I think could only have happened because of the insane reality that was occurring, that musicians were at home with nowhere to tour. With UNKLE, I had been missing their live shows so much and wanted to feel connected to the tribe. Calling James and reminiscing about the last tour we’d done across thousands of miles in Russia, I just wanted him to take my track and alter its personality, reorganise it so it would be a grand, danceable soundtrack to some of his mad live visuals. In the case of Emika, it was she who found me, really. A friend of hers kept encouraging both of us to work together. We had been yearning for the spirit of collaboration to materialise during the pandemic, and we were drawn towards each other’s work to exchange what we had to give. She is classically trained, digitally skilled to the max, insanely talented… I sang on some of her new material and she remixed my track. A total privilege.”

Tracklisting as follows…

  1. Turn Your Back Around (Future Beat Alliance remix)
  2. Watching The Wolf (IYEARA remix)
  3. Atoms At Me (UNKLE remix)
  4. Always Sliding (Verlos remix)
  5. The Individual (Johnny Hostile remix)
  6. White Feather (Emika remix)
  7. Battlefield (Tom Furse remix)
  8. Nummah (Penelope Isles remix)
  9. Suako (Dhani Harrison remix)
  10. Stolen Careful (Lost Horizons rework)

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