The Haxan Cloak's remix of “Amber Road” starts off by making the original Cloud Boat song a supporting player in a John Carpenter soundtrack for the 21st century. A calculating and insidious pulse adds claustrophobia, like we're climbing to the top of some infested bunker where any murderous creep could be around the corner. But when we finally breach the surface and the song drops, the full scope of its horror comes crashing down into a nucleur apocalypse of serrated synths that leaves the song in muffled death throes for over two minutes. It's streaming below, as well as the slightly more chipper original.
- CHART TV