Background/Info: Set up in 1992 the German duo Orange Sector brings us a second teaser from their forthcoming full length album “Alarm”. It will be their twelfth album to date.
Content: “Die Fahne” is a typically ‘hard’ Orange Sector song. It’s pure old-school EBM and the song will for sure appeal for the lovers of DAF. The song is carried by a dry and pure EBM bass line and enraged vocals.
We get a ‘single’- and ‘album’-version plus remixes by Agrezzior and Angriffspakt. There also is a kind of B-side song entitled “Heute Liebe Ich Dich”, which is one more song reminding me of the DAF sound-formula. Next to a “Club Mix” we also get a remix by Neutron.
+ + + : Orange Sector doesn’t take their fans by surprise, but brings hard EBM in the purest retro-style. It’s a powerful song featuring harsh vocals (in German). The “Single Mix” and “Album Version” of the title song are driven by a great dose of testosterone! Both remixes are a bit different and I here especially recommend the Agriffspakt-remix. “Heute Liebe Ich Dich” is a cool B-side cut.
– – – : “Die Fahne” isn’t maybe the best Orange Sector in history although a solid piece of old-school EBM. The point is you rapidly get a ‘déjà-vu’ effect.
Conclusion: The only legal heir of DAF is without a shadow of a doubt Orange Sector! Good-old EBM nostalgia made in 2018/2019!
Best songs: “Die Fahne – Single Mix”, “Die Fahne – Album Version”, “Die Fahne – Angriffspakt Remix”.