Genre/Influences: Dark Electro-Pop.
Background/Info: Reichsfeind recently joined hands together with Alfa Matrix. While the new EP “Persona” is meant as an appetizer to announce the new album, this EP is part of the back-catalogue that will be released on Alfa Matrix. “Living In Space / The Remixes” is the complementary EP to the same-titled album released in 2017 by E-Noxe. The EP was self-released in 2018.
Content: The EP takes off with the previously unreleased “Mute”-song, which is carried by a hopping rhythm. The chorus reveals the Pop approach, which is more pronounced than what we’ve heard from Reichsfeind at the “Chasm Walk”-album.
We next get 3 remixes from songs that were originally released on “Living In Space”. Remixes have been accomplished by Desastrous, Chiasm and Kennedy.
+ + + : “Mute” is a cool song opening this EP revealing the Electro-Pop side of Reichsfeind or shall I dare to say the ‘early’ influences of the project. Together with the remix of “Detox” by Desastrous both songs are characterized by danceable vibes and cool melody lines. You also can hear the well-crafted writing of the songs.
– – – : I’m not sure bringing this older stuff alive is the best way to promote the new work of Reichsfeind. The remixes by Chiasm and Kennedy are soft and less exiciting.
Conclusion: I’m not a huge fan of this EP, which has less to do with what Reichsfeind is composing today. This is an EP for the fans and collectors.
Best songs: “Mute”, “Detox – Desastrous Remix”.
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