The Badger King, Break Up + The Showering Dragons
The two remixes‘Buck & I’ (Axe Cracked & Row Boat Path Remix) and ‘You Are a Great Beast’ (Dig Dug Remix)each veer more toward the remix theory that has tattooed across its many knuckles, ‘Let’s have fun and fuck around with our songs, maybe even make one sound like a videogame,’ as opposed to the one that has (neatly) written in its journal ($15.99, Macy’s), ‘We really wanted to create a new dimension to our music and take it to places we hadn’t before. Reimagine it, if you will.’
But the abbreviated song structure we see in the new tracks sheds much light onto The Badger King’s lovechild: The Showering Dragons. An opera set to film, its story is told in the interplay between the gorgeous musical vignettes from TBK and the lush, textural visuals from the exceptionally talented filmmaker Reed Harkness. This is something special, and is not to be missed.
Future world domination, indeed.
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