LCD Soundsystem going space cadet with Theo Parrish
45:33 is a composition by LCD Soundsystem, commissioned by Nike, an original work initially available exclusively at Nike Music Store on I : Tunes. In september 2009 saw the release of an eight track remix CD single. The publicity for 45:33 described it as being designed to accompany jogging workouts, “to reward and push at good intervals of a run.” An early statement detailed that the composition had been refined after several runs on the treadmil; : James Murphy, leader of LCD, later admitted that this was entirely a lie on his part, and that he does not actually jog. He stated that he wanted to make a long-form record like E2-E4 by Manuel Göttsching and used the opportunity provided by Nike to do it. The artwork of 45:33 also resembles that of Göttsching’s work.
Parts of 45:33 were later used on the album Sound of silver in particular the track “Someone Great”, which appears on 45:33 as an instrumental section later distinguished as track 3. The complete track was also released for registered Nike+ users in late March 2007 as a gift of appreciation when Nike+ logged its 10 millionth mile. However, nothing can compete with the special delivery that DFA got from Detroit when Theo Parrish snail-mailed his Space Cadet Remix; it will undoubtedly prove to be the most celebrated remix of 2009. Its legend was immense before it was even released. Theo Parrish produces perhaps the most remarkable mix, laying the vocal over sliced-n-diced jazzy house grooves that lope and tumble over one another with drunken glee. While this collection may not be a revelation to those who already fell in love with the original, it’s still worth hearing the material get some fresh air after four years, a nice little stopgap until LCD delivers another masterpiece…
LCD Soundsystem : 45:33 (Theo Parrish’s Space Cadet Remix) [DFA Records]