It’s no secret that Seth Kauffman (Floating Action) has fans in high places. The local mastermind of lo-fi soul and surf grooves has long been lauded by fellow Park the Van alum Dr. Dog, and more recently, My Morning Jacket‘s Jim James has been plugging Kauffman every chance he gets.
As previously reported, James’ Removador Recordings and Solutions imprint is set to co-release Floating Action’s upcoming record, Fake Blood, with Asheville’s Harvest Recordings. Now, James has taken his fandom to the next level, remixing a track from Floating Action’s Desert Etiquette, complete with a glowing write up on the main page of Removador’s website.
From James’ blog post, which accompanies the remix:
“This is a song from the Floating Action album Desert Etiquette, a relatively unknown masterwork of our times. The whole record kills, but this song especially cuts deep for me. I wanted to build on the beautifully haunted feeling the original version gave me, but take it and rework it so it feels perhaps that the listener is suspended deep in a sensory deprivation tank — filled with nutella instead of water, shortly after being put in a trance: being led to believe you are dancing in crotchless lederhosen across the sunny side of the swiss alps … knowing and believing fully with every ounce of your heart and soul that all of the universe, and all of its creatures great and small, is/are/was/were always on your side.”
I’ll be joining Floating Action this weekend on a trip to Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville, which also includes performances by Dr. Dog and My Morning Jacket, so stay tuned to mountainx.com for more.