Milk! Records / Remote Control Records present Hachiku Remixed, a double single that finds Hachiku reinterpreted by a pair of beloved Australian musicians: Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett) and Georgia Maq (Camp Cope).
Mozgawa takes ‘Bridging Visa B‘ – Ostendorf’s lyrical tale of submitting your romantic relationship to the scrutiny of immigration officials – to the dancefloor, stripping the sparkling original back to a flickering lost highway of Blue Monday drum machines, squelchy synths, and ersatz bird calls: “My Hachiku remix for ‘Bridging Visa B’ was a great deal of fun to make. It features the iconic Roland TR-808 drum machine and Oberheim OB-6 synthesizer. It’s some kind of love child between Pachanga Boys and Human League. I hope it inspires some chair wiggling”
Georgia Maq tackles ‘You’ll Probably Think This Song Is About You‘ – a wryly titled tune loaded with intimacy, disclosure, and regret – and, whilst mood-lighting it with a trip-hop backbeat and synthesised wind chimes, preserves the original’s sense of spirit and devotion: “A lot of people don’t know this, but Anika Ostendorf of Hachiku is a freak. It’s not apparent in her music, so my aim with my remix was to give it away a bit by channelling a bit of my freakiness into the song.”