Genre/Influences: Future-pop, body-pop, electro-pop.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: This new EP by the German Eisfabrik is meant as an appetizer to their new full length album. ‘Dr. Schnee’, ‘Der Frost’ and ‘Celsius’ are back on track unleashing a main song plus a bunch of remixes and a B-side cut. The EP also is their first work released by RepoRecords –which has also been joined earlier by Funker Vogt (featuring Gerrit Thomas aka ‘Der Frost’).
Content: The main song “And Nothing Turns” is a somewhat surprising piece by the Eisfabrik gang. It’s a slow cut, which is driven by solid electro-pop arrangements and dreamy passages. It has something of a future-pop song. The “Club Version” boosted the song to a harder dancefloor edit. Remixes have been accomplished by Covenant, Schattenmann (adding guitars), Beyond Obsession, Robotiko Rejekto and Rob Dust. The remixes bring a real diversity to the song.
“White Sheet” is not what I would call a B-side cut, but a solid body-pop song getting you to dance. The arrangements are once more typically Funker Vogt-like –or should I say typically Gerrit Thomas-driven. Frozen Plasma made a remix of the song as well.
Dr. Schnee is still singing a rather clear and charismatic way.
+ + + : I have to admit the title song didn’t convince me with the first listen. It has something surprising, a bit reminding me of these songs the audience spontaneously put their lighters on in the air (today their mobiles) and sing along. But the track has something elevating due to the heavenly lead and the crescendo like music. Most of the remixes are adding a little extra like the minimal version by Covenant or the empowered with guitar remix by Schattenmann. Beyond Obsession injects some reverie, Robotiko Rejekto brings a retro touch to the work while Rob Dust gets you to dance. I can’t say this EP features a B-side as “White Sheet” is a solid body-pop stomper. Eisfabrik remains inspired creating great sound treatments, elevating leads and danceable rhythms.
– – – : “And Nothing Turns” needs a few listenings before you really get into the song and start to sing along.
Conclusion: This is a perfect way to announce a new full length; releasing a great song with cool remixes and an extra danceable cut.
Best songs: “And Nothing Turns – Club Version”, “White Sheet”, “And Nothing Turns – Schattenmann Version”, “And Nothing Turns – Covenant Version”.