Keith Kenniff has brought back his Helios moniker for a new remix of his current project Mint Julep‘s single “Days Gone By”. While the original is pure shoegazing synth-pop ear candy, Helios’ remix mellows it down to a chill downtempo/trip-hop atmosphere. It makes a lovely ambient soundtrack for the late hours.
Watch the creepy music video for the original below, which is like a cool modern spin on an Argento horror flick.
Keith Kenniff is known to most electronic fans as the man behind Helios and Goldmund. Far from the former’s beautiful downtempo soundscapes or the latter’s minimal neo-classical compositions, Mint Julep has long been served as an outlet for his pop experiments. A project by Keith and his wife Hollie, Mint Julep leans toward shoegazing, ambient dream-pop (…dreamgaze?). The Portland-based duo’s new single “Aviary” is probably their poppiest track to date. With reverbed, softly-sung vocals and an atmospheric mood, it makes great music for the changing of seasons. Just put it on while you stand by the window and gaze wistfully at the rain outside. And if you’re in the mood for a bit of post-rock, check out the 8-minute Mogwai remix. The band has kindly made both tracks available for free below. A new album, entitled “Save Your Season”, is expected soon.
MP3: Mint Julep – Aviary
MP3: Mint Julep – Aviary (Mogwai Remix)
After the jump, watch the cool music video, shot in Berlin.