"Dan Deacon ruins 'Call Me Maybe," reads the Stereogum headline, which we think is a little unfair. Sure, the modern synth-pop experimenteur's remix of the song isn't gonna be played on Z100 (or any other radio station) anytime soon, and there's probably a high percentage of Carly Rae Jepsenites that couldn't get through more than a half-minute of it without wailing in agony. But there's definitely something very cool about this remix, which layers the song on top of itself 147 times, adding a new layer every two measures, creating an endless round of Carly Rae Jepsens singing the song over and over again. A couple obvious phrases stick out amidst the voices—the chorus especially—until the entire thing just becomes one loud, cacophonous roar of Carly Rae.
If nothing else, it's a brand new way to hear a song you've heard hundreds of times—by hearing it hundreds of times (well, 147) at once.
this is a screenshot of the layers of the 147 tracks in 'Call Me Maybe Acapella 147 Times Exponentially Layered' twitter.com/ebaynetflix/st…— DAN DEACON (@ebaynetflix) July 3, 2012