Maker x Cave Painting – Missing // Song Of The Day #436

It’s rare for a remix to become so much more than the sum of its parts, particularly when the parts are pretty uninteresting. But, proving that good things can be built from unassuming constituents, Brighton’s Starsailor-alike Cave Painting have worked unsettling miracles with some straight-outta-2009 landfill indie-pop.

In Cave Painting’s hands, Maker‘s ‘Missing’ is shorn of its saccharine excesses and becomes something totally gripping. Hushed, late-night-early-morning vocals eventually give way to a fit-inducing percussion breakdown of the sort one might expect to find from a Liars offcut, before the whole thing vanishes off into an ether of unpleasant pitch-shifts. It’s nothing like the original, and it’s nothing like Cave Painting. It is, however, very beautiful indeed.