Tori Amos is no stranger to releasing singles or remixes, but it’s been a while since she’s put the dance hat on. While after over a decade since it’s release the “Professional Widow (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’ Mix)” is still split between mass praise and critical critique, Peter Rauhofer has offered several remixes to Amos’ “Flavor” (originally from the Abnormally Attracted to Sin album) in order to continue promotion of the orchestral single release from the album Gold Dust. Our review of the album, in collaboration with OTM can be seen by clicking here.
The “Flavor” mixes are more minimalist compared to the progressive floorstompers we’re used to hearing Rauhofer offer on his signature reworks of Madonna music, but still maintain the integral dance offerings Peter’s given to artists since the beginning of his career (side note: one floating gem we love is the “Just A Little While” remix he did for Janet Jackson [YouTube]).
The reason for the minimalistic approach seems to be to ensure that a focus is still strongly on the lyrics. They’re all present. “Flavor” demonstrates extreme versatility in its remixes, original album version, and orchestral presentations. So many different aspects of the song have been presented, all adding different outlooks on the original songs intent. Different flavors.
Also, doesn’t Tori Amos look beautiful on the cover? We like this digital remix package all around!
The only thing missing is the Tara Busch remix.
Purchase “Flavor (Peter Rauhofer Mixes)” by Tori Amos [itunes]