Fritz Von Runte releases Bowie2001 – A Space Oddity
aaamusic | On 16, Apr 2011
Bowie2001 – A Space Oddity comprises a remix CD with 15 new versions of classic David Bowie tracks, a 100-minute continuous mix, and a live movie mash-up, synchronising the mix to a re-edited version of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey.
It’s the latest work by Manchester-based producer Fritz von Runte whose last project – 2009’s Lily Allen Remixed – was the most downloaded remix album in the UK in 2009. The Beatles Hate, another project produced by von Runte was a worldwide frenzy back in 2006, released simultaneously as the Cirque du Soleil’s soundtrack The Beatles Love. More recently, Fritz has been producing and remixing The Sisters of Transistors and Peter Hook’s Freebass – having produced 4 tracks on their debut album recently released in the US.
David Bowie’s music has been rediscovered over the past few years. His classic album Station to Station has just been re-released in a deluxe remastered edition backed with live recordings from the era and all sorts of memorabilia. At the same time, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Bowie’s main influence on the writing of his seminal track Space Oddity, has had 17 minutes of additional footage recently discovered in pristine condition. Also, Douglas Trumbull, 2001’s special effects supervisor, is releasing a comprehensive documentary this year about the masterpiece.
Fritz thinks that connecting Bowie with 2001 is long due. “Bowie, 2001, as well as NASA and the whole space age culture have always been a huge influence on me,” he says.
The remix CD, the mixpiece and the movie are available at www.Bowie2001.com with free versions for download. A limited edition CD with bonus tracks and the movie’s DVD are also available, all from www.Bowie2001.com.