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Andain - Much Too Much (Mike Shiver Remix) & Official Videos

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Daniel Taibleson

The Mike Shiver of Andain's Much Too Much was the Web Vote Winner on the Last weeks episode of Trance Around The World (424) and has been stuck in my head for days. I was curious to find out what the original track sounded like and of course, it is just as beautiful as the remix. I have posted both video's in here so you guys can have a listen. Let us know which version of the song you like the best in the comments below! Andain began as an experimental, electronica group in 2000. Singer/song-writer, Mavie Marcos, grew up performing in the theatre and studied classical voice in college. Her musical interests led her to play in acoustic bands until she moved to San Francisco in 1999. During that time she met, and started writing an album with, producer Josh Gabriel (Gabriel & Dresden) who had studied composition at the California Institute of The Arts and was then working as a burgeoning electronic music producer. Mavie and Josh continued to write together over the years. With the demands of Mavie's publishing deal with Nettwerk and Josh's ever increasing work as an award-winning DJ and producer, their second full-length album would have to wait. Much to their fans' relief, Mavie and Josh decided to reform as a duo, and the resulting full-length record is due for release in 2012. Says Mavie, "We blended natural acoustic sounds throughout the album with electronic percussive ones. We made sure to keep our musical sound pallet, made up of our drum kits and analog synth sounds, consistent throughout. We thought this would result in the most compelling and intricate album for the listener - something that is meant to be listened to, in its entirety, as a cohesive piece of music - not just a string of singles. " The combination of Mavie's classical and rock background with Josh's never ending love of early 80's new wave, mean they balance each other beautifully. "Much Too Much" is the second single of the upcoming album, and it is accompanied with an amazing video produced by Xanada Entertainment and directed by Jamie Redford. Andain will be touring in 2012 as Mavie and instrumentalist Shreddward Braillif; using vocals, live sampling and looping, drum kits, synthesizers, guitar, piano, and bass to create their live sound.