Psychedelic pop project Tame Impala has created an immersive remix experience of their latest album, The Slow Rush, to include an ambiance overlay on top of their critically acclaimed progressive album. Kevin Parker has titled it The Slow Rush in An Imaginary Place, with inspiration from multiple club listening parties for the album release last year. The album in this version has been edited to sound as if it’s being played from another room with headphones required to immerse in the full experience.
The album, released this past February, also had a little help from mastering engineer Greg Calbi, who is known for mastering classics for artists such as David Bowie, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Patti Smith, and Tom Petty. Most recently, he won a Grammy Award for mixing and mastering on A Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves. Calbi contributed to Interpol’s most recent album, Marauder.
The Slow Rush has already reached #1 in four different countries around the world. Tame Impala has postponed the Australian leg of their tour due to the current pandemi, but has not yet altered the American leg of the tour, which will include a rendition of Lady Gaga single “Perfect Illusion,” cowritten by Kevin Parker himself. While unclear if the dates will stay, here’s the remix for you to vibe on in isolation in the meantime. It’s the second best thing to being at the show.