Digital Factor – Come With Me (EP – Alfa Matrix)
Genre/Influences: EBM, Body-Pop.
Background/Info: “Come With Me” is for the comeback of the German EBM formation Digital Factor. The German formation driven by the creative spirit of Mike Langer released a successful album during the 90s and the first decade of the new Millennium. Nine years after the last album “Trialog”, Digital Factor has been reactivated and joined hands together with Alfa Matrix. The band’s eighth album will be released in 2021.
Content: The new EP features the title song plus 8 remixes and 1 B-side track. “Come With Me” is a rather soft, but danceable song mixing elements of EBM with dark Electro-Pop. The remixes by Armageddon Dildos, Heise, Ah Cama Sotz, Margaret Street and Damascus Knives bring some diversity. From the boosted edit by Armageddon Dildos to the minimal driven remix by Damascus Knives, the original song has been seriously revisited while Mike Langer reworked the song into some extra mixes; one into the 80s spirit, another with a wink to the 90s and even an acoustic version. Last, but not least the song “I Am Dangerous” sounds a bit harder.
+ + + : The comeback of this formation is an interesting fact. The title song is maybe not the hottest dancefloor stumper this band has ever composed, but it rocks. I like the diversity of the remixes and especially seeing Ah Cama Sotz remixing this kind of project is interesting; a crossover between different genres! I have a preference for the totally minimalistic remix of Damascus Knives (a side-project by David Christian from Cervello Elettronico). But there’s also something to say about the 80s- and 90s edits, which are original. I also enjoyed the remix by Margaret Street, which sounds vintage-like.
– – – : I’ve never been a fan of EP’s with an endless number of remixes. The “Acoustic Version” for example is maybe original, but nothing less than an EP filler. This EP doesn’t say that much about the announced new album so let’s be patient.
Conclusion: Digital Factor is back and that’s what this EP mainly inspires; the title song is cool, but not exactly what I expected from a comeback.
Best songs: “Come With Me – Damascus Knives Remix”, “Come With Me”, “I Am Dangerous”.
Artist: www.digitalfactor.de / www.facebook.com/digitalfactor
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