Given the stripped-down approach favoured by Norway's Kings Of Convenience they are more ripe than most for the remix treatment. 'Versus' collates most of the songs from their superb debut 'Quiet Is The New Loud' in sometimes vastly different forms; much of it already previously available on B-sidess and compilations. The results are mixed and tend to work better when the remixer decides to let the original tune shine through, but adding enough to shed a different light on the material. Take Andy Votel's reworking of 'Winning A Battle, Losing The War' where a distant piano and chimes add to the gorgeous melody. It's hard to see why the world needs Alfie's 'Failure' where annoyingly Americanised vocals spoil the otherwise impressive musicianship. Best of all is a track not actually written by the Nordic duo, as Erot's 'Gold For The Price Of Silver' is transformed from an instrumental into something that bears comparison with the best work of Orange Juice. 'Versus' is a useful, but hardly essential, budget-priced companion piece to the original album.