Reichsfeind – Persona (EP – Alfa Matrix)

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Genre/Influences: Dark Electro-Pop.

Format: Digital.

Background/Info: Timo Revna set up Reichsfeind in 2011. Two albums were released thus far, but especially the self-released second one “Chasm Walk” caught my attention for its Electronic eclecticism. The German artist from Frankfurt now joined hands together with Alfa Matrix to unleash his new album. “Persona” is the first teaser to announce the upcoming opus.

Content: The title song featured as “Single Edit” reveals a great duality between rough sound treatments and a carrying chorus. It’s an ultra danceable song with the particularity of robotic vocal effects. Rob Dust accomplished a more pronounced ‘dance’ remix.

We next get remixes from songs that were originally released on the “Chasm Walk”-album. The “Club Mix” of “Retox” remains a smasher driven by a hopping cadence. This song has also been remixed by [Aesthetische] and Hydroxie. Last, but not least there also is a remix of “Anti” by ES23.

+ + + :The title song confirms the strong potential of the “Chasm”-album. It remains hard to define, but Reichsfeind sounds more like the fusion between different influences instead of belonging to a proper music genre. I like the rough sound treatments of “Persona” mixed with a solid chorus. It creates a heavy Dark-Pop effect symbolizing the very personal sound approach of this artist. But there’s also something to say about the great “Club Remix” of “Retox” and the harder edit by [Aesthetische] .

– – – : It’s hard to find a minus point here; this is the perfect EP to get dancefloors on fire!

Conclusion: Reichsfeind is a very promising new comer to the Alfa Matrix roster and the great “Persona”-song will for sure become a hit!

Best songs:“Persona – Single Edit”, “Retox – [Aesthetische Remix] ”, “Retox – Club Mix”.

Rate: (8½). /

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