Excerpt: “Solter re-constructs the group’s material into set-pieces that are idiosyncratic, unhinged, dazed, and more than a little confused... Solter’s wild ride boldly shifts The Caribbean’s style from its customary state of Warholian Pop Art to a fractured zone of Robert Rauschenberg-styled Abstract Expressionism.”Textura
The Caribbean Reviews
Excerpt: “Some of those background pieces will be familiar to fans of the Caribbean and their album Populations, five songs from which are remixed for this EP. But any sense of familiarity is joined by an exotic sense of the new. Take, for example, the little melody line from “That Anxious Age”, which is looped and sped in strange ways that also push the song closer to techno or something. These songs have an air of the original versions, but have been given a new face.
“Please Mister” becomes a meditation on space-noise. “Do You Believe in Dinosaurs?” finds its inner groove. “Color Television” is a spooky dub dance party, in a graveyard. These songs are almost unrecognizable in remixed form, but still carry the spirit of the Caribbean’s music. The way the Caribbean gets intoxicated by the mystery of sound is intact. And as Solter overhauls their music, he makes us go back and re-hear what was already there in the original versions. Where did these sounds come from? Not from nowhere, they were there…just hidden, or living different lives.Re-Populates The Caribbean may be surprising for fans of the band, but it also should be exciting for everyone.”
Excerpt: “a wildly humorous and highly entertaining song… ‘Do You Believe in Dinosaurs?’ is exotic, shaking, and definitely something for alternative clubbing. This is avant dub-folk. This is a dinosaur stomp!”
“[Solter] squashes, fizzes, melts, bends and completely deconstructs 5 tracks from The Caribbean’s discography into something completely new. The kaleidoscopic ‘Do You Believe in Dinosaurs (Mix)’ is one such cut, lifted from the dazzling record where sheer pop-bliss meets total studio wizardry.”