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Grizzly Bear
Gun-Shy [Lindstrøm remix]
Warp Records / Playground

Last year Grizzly Bear returned with an excellent follow up to their brilliant break-through album, Veckatimest. Shields ranked among my top three favourites of 2012, but "Gun-Shy" wasn't one of my favourite tracks off the album.

When acclaimed Norwegian DJ and recording artist (he's received three Norwegian Grammy's), remix-master, electronica and nu-disco-producer (Hans-Peter) Lindstrøm takes on Grizzly Bear, the result sounds like... Lindstrøm. Mix a la Lindstrøm, or, maybe: Beef a la Lindstrøm... (joking). Anyhow, I'm not sure what to say about this. There's not much Grizzly Bear left, and I don't really see the point. Well, that's not true, I sort of understand why and what's the reason for doing this; let'em dance. It's just not my cup of tea. Fact is: I'm quite far off from being in the target group. I'm not blind, or deaf. Just old and grumpy.

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