Background/Info: Rhys Fulber (Frontline Assembly, Delerium, Conjure One ao) last year released his second full length solo-album “Ostalgia”, which was a new exploration of contemporary dark-techno paths. “Baut Mit!” features four remixes from songs originally released on “Ostalgia”.
Content: The Berlin techno-underground scene is probably one of the most famous ones in the world. Sonic Groove’s owner Adam Mitchell is based in Berlin and I can imagine it has incited Rhys Fulber to get remixed by artists from the German capital of techno music. Tommy Four Seven, Headless Horseman, Traversable Wormhole and Phase Fatale took each one song from “Ostalgia” and transposed them into their own techno perception. From the cinematic-techno interpretation of “Misery Whip” by Tommy Four Seven to the brutal remix of “Apostel” by Headless Horseman to the acid-retro like remix of “Fisson” by Traversable Wormhole to the more techno-industrial driven “Right Hand Of the Free World” remixed by Phase Fatale, this EP stands for diversity.
+ + + : Diversity is for sure the main strength of this work. I heard a great remix by Headless Horseman, but Traversable Wormhole’s merciless transformation of “Fisson” is my personal favorite. I enjoyed the kind of whipping snare drum and the acid-like sequences.
– – – : This EP is food for DJ’s, but I’m missing an extra song or remix by Rhys Fulber himself.
Conclusion: Rhys Fulber remains a source of inspiration, even for artists who are not familiar with darker electronics and industrial music.
Best songs: “Fisson – Traversable Wormhole Remix”, “Apostel – Headless Horseman Remix”.