I first became aware of Clock Opera for their fantastic Metronomy remix (which was slightly overshadowed by Erol Alkan’s superb re-work, but is still amazing). Clock Opera have a great remix-ography and their string/piano-heavy remix of Marina & The Diamonds is a highlight.
The original track is OK, but I’ve always found it a bit devoid of emotion. Clock Opera focus on Marina’s haunting vocals and bend the lyrics to form new ones (a Clock Opera staple). The arrangement of the strings, piano, vocals and bass blows the original away.
Track: I Am Not a Robot
Artist: Marina & The Diamonds
Remix: Clock Opera
From: I Am Not a Robot – EP