An Eluardian Instance (aka The Jon Brion EP) is Grammy-nominated producer Jon Brion’s most recent masterpiece -- one that finds him reinterpreting two cuts from of Montreal’s Skeletal Lamping.
These are by no means simple remixes, as Brion literally rebuilds each song from the ground up by taking the basic tracks and adding more instrumentation and backing vocals (including the work of Nickel Creek vocalist and mandolin-player Chris Thile).
Jon Brion has worked with Spoon, Kanye West, Elliott Smith, and Fiona Apple, as well as scored the films Magnolia, Synechdoche NY, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
1First Time High (Reconstructionist Remix of "An Eluardian Instance") (4:07)
2First Time High (Of Chicago Acoustic Version) (4:36)
3Gallery Piece (Remix) (3:58)
4Gallery Piece (Long Version) (8:20)
5Gallery Piece (Instrumental) (4:01)
One idiosyncratic oddball bringing order-- maybe-- to the other's sexy, excessive Id explosion? Bring it on.
[Jon Brion] subtly reworks "First Time High" and "Gallery Pieces" from Skeletal Lamping here, adding backing vocals and a few instrumental flourishes of his own. The EP is completed by a number of Brion-less remixes of the two songs.
One of the largely-overlooked album cuts of 2008 is now the first pointedly great single of 2009.