Genre/Influences: Minimal-EBM, techno-body.
Content: It sometimes incredible to see an artist evolve throughout the years. That’s precisely what happened with Tcheleskov Ivanovitch. If you’re a bit familiar with the electro-experimental work of this artist during his early years (Ivanovitch DLO) you’ll be quite surprised to discover the great, minimal-EBM of Grandchaos.
The last year released work “We Suffer When The World Changes” was pure lust for the body-freaks and an excellent album to pick up some cuts to get remixed. This vinyl features some fine remixers.
The A-side starts off with the remix of “Man On Fire” by Millimetric, which I’m sure will please to all retro-lovers and the somewhat “Geography”-like (Front 242) sound treatments will remind you of really great souvenirs. Equitant is the next artist who remixed “Tell Me You Love Me”. Equitant is one of those artists I find irresistible for its dark and dry bass lines and typical retro kick. This remix is a perfect illustration of chemistry between a great original song and a talented musician.
The B-side reveals two remixes of “The Death Of You Me”. We first get a remix by Orline (a project that got signed by Black Montanas –label of Equitant and Black Leather Records), which is based on some acid-inspired treatments. It sounds fine and subtle, but still ultra minimal. The last remix is the one by Tkuz (Mexican producer who released multiple EP’s at Black Leather Records), which very much reminds me to the EBM style of Signal Aout 42.
Conclusion: If you like the work by Grandchaos and you’re getting wild on minimal-EBM, buy this vinyl without any hesitation!
Best songs: “Man On Fire – Remixed by Millimetric”, “Tell Me You Love Me – Remixed by Equitant”, “The Death Of You And Me – Remixed by Orline”.
Band: www.grandchaos.be / www.facebook.com/GRANDCHAOS-144968152245744
Label: www.darksite.ch/urgences/urgences/ / http://fr-fr.facebook.com/pages/URGENCE-DISK-RECORDS/101329779912757