IPR‘s website features a lush post documenting the history and creation of Half String‘s new collaboration with Alison’s Halo that appears on the reissue of the former’s A Fascination With Heights. Both stalwarts in Arizona’s “ethereal and difficult pop” music scene in the 90s, the artists attempted to work together then and were unsuccessful. Yet, “Whoever keeps saying that what’s done is done really doesn’t know much about songs and their inscrutable lives.” Alison’s Halo’s remix of the album’s title track puts an emphasis on the vocals, which are less prominent in the shoe-gazey original.
As the feature notes, “Back in the day… the idea of being able to produce a video simply wasn’t a reality. There was no budget, and even artists with a camera at hand would have had very limited options.” Today, however, video creation is more within reach, and Half String guitarist Matt Kruse was able to make a gorgeous animated clip. See the video, and read the whole feature, here.