Altered Realities collates most of Banco de Gaia’s remixes since 1990 into one authoritative collection. The very first remix was a baggy version of Beautiful Happiness’s Something Sonic, while the latest is a cosmic re-version of Youth & Gaudi’s Empress of the Tarot.
Some of the tracks are previously unreleased, while others, which predate the internet, are unavailable digitally, making this a must-have release for both serious Banco fans and for all lovers of alternative electronica.
The collection came about by serendipity, as Toby Marks aka Banco de Gaia explains:
“Putting this together was never my intention for 2023, as I’m supposed to be working on new music! However, someone on Twitter pointed out that 2023 marked 30 years since my first remix, and that milestone seemed worth commemorating. Only later did I remember that I made my first remix in 1990, not 1993, and so I had missed the anniversary entirely, but by then the project was well under way.”
With remixes of work by electronica pioneers Zion Train, L.S.G. (AKA Oliver Lieb) and Mr. C alongside tracks from next generation cosmonauts like Youth & Gaudi, Desert Dwellers and Kaya Project, as well as those of troubadour Mazlyn Jones, Zero 7’s Sophie Barker, 90s pop-rock-techno group HED, percussionists Ensemble Bash, pioneer producer Wally Brill, Franco-Iraqis AIWA, the wonderfully named Russian duo Sex Of Insects and Dr. Who sound designer Simon Power, Altered Realties is an eclectic musical journey through three decades of creativity, inspiration and evolution.