When he decided it was time to offer other artists the keys to his album Tiger Flower Circle Sun, released in 2010 by Ghostly International, Christopher Willits went out of his way since, instead of compiling remixes by expected big names, he preferred to turn the album into a remix competition open to all. The contestants had at their disposal a bundle of one hundred and twenty-one sounds used by Willits on the album and their only instructions were to have fun and compose whatever they wanted from this material. In the end, even if it’s easy to guess that many more must have been submitted, Willits has selected no less than fifty remixes for Tiger Flower Circle Sun - Remixes, a free compilation with a donation system that can be downloaded from Overlap’s website. As it could be expected, with such a rich and polychrome album as the original one, the remixes are extremely diverse and explore all the different sides of Willits from the drifting ambient of his collaborations with Taylor Deupree or Ryuichi Sakamoto to the more overtly pop textures that the guitarist has developed these last few years. And while young gifted artists occupy most of the space, alongside a few famous names like Robert Lippok, Celer, John Hudak, Szymon Kaliski or Corey Fuller (from Illuha), it can’t be denied that they’re all equally talented and that many have been able to put the instructions to good use in order to rise above the others. A big handful of tracks have thus been able, each in its own way, to take Christopher Willits’s music to new territories. Ambient, which was the most chosen style, was adopted by Corey Fuller, Celer, Leonardo Rosado, Ted Appel and Go Dugong, while elegiac dream pop was favoured by Lamont Kohner and Chris McNamara. We also have David Noc in soft electronica and Andy Cowling in a sharper one, Roma 79 in drifting shoegaze, Robert Lippok in post-punk brandishing its bass lines like flags, The Sight Below in minimal techno. We can also find appeased techno dub (Big Phone, MimiCof) and quirky post-rock (Pearson Constantino). In the end, through its fifty tracks, Tiger Flower Circle Sun - Remixes fulfilled its function in three different ways. First of all, it gives a pleasant new life to the album that originated it. Second of all, it demonstrates the changeability and relevance of Christopher Willits’s music, a music that can adapt to all those mutations without disappearing. Finally, it makes us discover many new talented artists that we’ll gladly follow in the future. Thanks for everything!