Connan Mockasin 'Forever Dolphin Love' (Erol Alkan's Rework) taken from his 'Reworks Volume 1' compilation, a track long been out of print and highly sought after on vinyl.
I had the parts for both 'Forever Dolphin Love' and 'Unicorn In Uniform', and started 'Unicorn' first, but after I spent a few hours on it, nothing I did caught fire at all. So I went through the parts for 'F.D.L' just to see what was in there, and whilst playing back the guitar part, a bassline began in my head, one which quickly intertwined around it. I quickly played the part in and captured the midi in order not to forget it before I went to bed. That night I must have dreamt the entire rework and had it all finished in my head before I even went to the computer the next morning. I went to the computer and made the whole thing in a matter of hours. The new keyboard part which comes in during the middle and outro is the combination of a real Juno 6 and it's relative plug in. Once I found the right sound on the analog Juno, I matched it on the plug in (it was quite a way off but I didn't mind it tbf) and merged to two sounds together. There's a big Johnny Marr influence in there at the end with the guitar parts I added, think I had 'Well I Wonder' by The Smiths floating around in my head, I suppose that pushed the melancholy button in further.. The track was mixed through my Trident Fleximix, which I didn't use that much around then, but it was a way to soften many of the new sounds which were now added to the existing sounds from Connan's original, plus it managed to give it quite a hazy, lucid feel.
If any of you are a bit superstitious, this was also the 13th single release on Phantasy.." - Erol Alkan
Pre-order 'Reworks Volume 1' on double CD, five piece vinyl boxset or separately on 12" vinyl with his Hot Chip rework on the flip side HERE