By Kavit Sumud | February 6th, 2013
UK producer Until the Ribbon Breaks has been quietly drifting up the ranks of “musicians to watch out for in 2013.” You’d almost consider his humble nature hampering in that effort if you hadn’t heard his exquisite take on Laura Mvulva’s “She” and his first outstanding, original single, “Pressure,” which we covered back in January. Both of those singles received little fanfare by the artist; instead he seems perfectly willing to let his reputation build up slowly like a ship, until he can just glide out in it onto the ocean of goodwill he’s built up.
Which is the same way he approaches his producing. On this remix of Of Monsters and Men‘s “King & Lionheart,” gone is the doe-eyed folksiness of the original; in its wake is glitchy pop that wafts in like a fog above an urban center near the sea. As it slowly crawls over the pier onto the streets, the dusk streetlights spot on and off — much like the glitches in the song — illuminating bits and pieces of the emotional core.