HAETHOR is the musical union of vocalist Amy Owens and producer/guitarist Howard “Merlin” Wulkan. The project is driven by their mutual passion for indie-pop.
The duo will present their self-titled debut album on May 25. Ahead of the LP’s release, we’re pleased to world premiere Howie Beno’s Ruffian Ruffhouse Mix of “Beautiful.”
Beno, a musical journeyman who’s worked as an engineer, remixer/producer and composer for Ministry, Depeche Mode, Grace Jones and Tom Jones, delivers an interpretation that’s dark and laden with industrial-strength breakbeats and operatic tension.
Beno says of his re-rub, “When Howard [Wulkan of HAETHOR] asked me if I would be interested in remixing ‘Beautiful,’ after I heard the song I jumped at the chance … it’s got such juicy bibs and bobs and an over-the-top stellar vocal performance from Amy [Owens] … Howard’s direction was perfect: ‘Dude, just go nuts.’ Well, that’s what I did!”