Apparently I'm only about eight months late in discovering this remix by Black Meteoric Star producer Gavin Russom, a fixture in the DFA Records stable (check his 2005 album with Delia Gonzalez, The Days of Mars, for a cosmic blissout of Tangerine Tempel/Ash Ra Dream proportions). I stumbled across this video while searching for info on Russom's new project, the Crystal Ark. His revamp of Britney Spears' "Piece of Me" progs it up and extenuates the original in a workmanlike manner (I won't be listening to it again, thanks), but Russom probably was able to buy Keith Emerson's synth collection with the paycheck.

As for the Crystal Ark (which features vocalist Viva Ruiz), XLR8R reports that a 12"/digital download titled "The City Never Sleeps" will come out March 16 on DFA. Seattle's Made Like a Tree blog has more info and a Russom podcast here. FACT magazine has more info about the Crystal Ark and a forthcoming Delia & Gavin single here.