Background/Info: Oxomaxoma is probably one of the longest active EBM bands from the Mexican scene. They were already active in the 80s, but didn’t exactly release music on a regular basis. This album features five songs, three live cuts and one remix.
Content: Oxomaxoma is clearly inspired by good-old EBM reminding me of the spirit of the late 80s and early 90s. Front 242 might be seen as one of the sources of inspiration, but globally speaking the production is unpolished. The live cuts are somewhat different and more elaborated. Last, but not least we get a remix of the main song “Shot The Gun” by label owner Dimitri Berzerk. This cut sounds more professional and club-minded.
+ + + : If you’re a nostalgic of early/old EBM this work might be something for you. And especially if you’re into a rough and unpolished production. I have a preference for the live take of “I’m The Creep” which is characterized by a strong progression. The best track however is the remix by DMT Berzerk, who once more confirms to be a talented remixer transposing the original edit into a dancefloor piece.
– – – : I’m not a huge fan of the poorly inspired production process. It might be intentional to bring the old spirit of late 80s/early 90s EBM awake, but I think it sounds a bit out of date.
Conclusion: This is a product ion for all fans of the band, EBM collectors and 80s nostalgia, but I expect a bit more from this record.
Best songs: “Shot The Gun! – DMT Berzerk Remix”, “I’m The Creep – We Belong Here Live Mix”.
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