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Taken from forthcoming Entangled Remix EP featuring reworkings from Saint Etienne, Anton Newcombe, Lomond Campbell & The Anchoress Dot Allison follows the critically acclaimed Heart-Shaped Scars - her first solo album in a decade - with a remix of ‘Love Died In Our Arms' by the late Lee “Scratch’ Perry, the final project of the legendary producer’s career.
Dot Allison is indebted to the strides made by Perry, with her origins in the electronic-dub-heavy trio One Dove and her early solo projects showcasing the sort of ambitious sonic experimentations Perry undertook throughout his career.
Through his music and in everyday life, Perry lived by his spirituality and deep appreciation for the world around him – themes that make up the core of the ethereal, world-appreciating music on Heart-Shaped Scars. As a longtime fan and sharer of musical values, Dot reached out to Perry about remix and production work on her new music. “I contacted Lee to ask if he’d consider doing a mix of ‘Love Died In Our Arms’ and got a lovely reply saying ‘yes’. He later confirmed the parts had arrived and the mix was going well. So I was deeply saddened to hear he’d passed soon after and so soon after we’d been in touch. Naturally I assumed the mix had not been completed and left it at that. So I was stunned two days later to hear, from Lee’s wife, that my song had been “the last thing in his life that Lee worked on.” As if that wasn’t enough, she responded to my email a day or so later expressing my gratitude and deepest sympathies by sending the finished mix. I genuinely cannot put into words what a profound moment and an honour and gift it felt under the circumstances - I was completely blown away. That my co-producer Fiona Cruickshank was there with me when I first heard it turned this into a really magical moment. I feel a duty to Lee’s own artistry and his fans to release his last remix and I do so with a deep gratitude to Lee, his wife and family for still forwarding me this mix under such sad circumstances, I remain deeply moved and grateful for my music to have been touched by Lee’s musical genius and spirit.”
Dot Allison’s Entangled Remix EP is a five-track EP of remixes of songs from her critically acclaimed 2021 album Heart-Shaped Scars. Out May 27th.