„Casualities“ is the first full single taken from Phonique‘s brilliant second album „Good Idea“. With the distinctive vocals by Erlend Øye (Kings Of Convenience, Whitest Boy Alive) „Casualities“ is one of the strongest tracks on the album and an obvious choice. The song is a wonderfully fleet-footed Nu-Disco tune with a funky bassloop that lets the sun shine a wee bit brighter. The track perfectly underlines the contradiction in Erlend‘s vocal style which is melancholic yet exhilarant at the same time.
For the remix there could have been no better choice than Morgan Geist, who is one half of the famous Metro Area. His mix adds even more warmth and keeps the song floating, which goes perfectly with the vocals by Erlend Øye whom he had already produced before.
Amongst the longer club version of the original, the B-side holds a Phonique remix with a more stompy rhythm and nice, slightly oversteering synthies.