After splitting in 2004, UK trip-hop pioneers Lamb reunited for a string of live shows in 2009, extending to the release of a new album — their first since 2003 — this year. The album, 5, passed by with little fanfare, which is understandable (Lamb’s mix of studio boffin Andy Barlow’s electronic noodlings and singer Lou Rhodes’ folk stylings was always a niche proposition), but still a shame. Now, perhaps in an effort to reach a wider audience, album highlight Build A Fire is being released in remixed form, in a single package featuring creative collaborations, mixes and remixes by Australian and UK artists. Each has their own unique take on the down-tempo art rock of the original, transforming it into various shades of dancefloor ecstasy. Gaudi’s driving Goldfrappesque remix is particularly impressive.

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