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|Front Line Assembly|
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The industrial-dance remix glut continues with Re-Wind, a two-disc set of reworked material from Front Line Assembly's FLAvour of the Weak. FLA themselves are behind the boards on disc 1, providing somewhat harder-edged ve... more »
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The industrial-dance remix glut continues with Re-Wind, a two-disc set of reworked material from Front Line Assembly's FLAvour of the Weak. FLA themselves are behind the boards on disc 1, providing somewhat harder-edged versions of the drum & bass-tinged original tracks (including an unreleased song, "Aftermath"). Disc 2 is left to the kindness of strangers, and it's by far a more interesting and varied listen. All squelchy keyboards and roiling, bouncy beats, Front 242's mix of "Comatose" wouldn't be out of place on a trance album. Collide add ethereal female vocals to "Predator," transforming the song into something mesmerizingly beautiful and closer in spirit to the FLA side project Delerium. Kalte Farben take the militaristic "Life = Leben" and turn it into an exercise in staccato funk. And Fini Tribe seemingly invent the genre of industrial trip-hop with their take on "Auto-Erotic." The artists on Re-Wind have discovered the secret to making a successful remix album: don't just retread--re-create. --Steve Landau
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Not the highest marks
ebmAddikt | Portland Oregon | 09/21/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD knowing what I was getting into - and that was for Comatose [Re-Entry-Mix] and Electrocution [Shocker Mix] - both on disc #1. There are a couple or three other mixes that are alright, but the collection as a whole doesn't match up to the album versions, and the remixes are trying too hard to sound like remixes. The drums, and the TB-303 bass lines are just a little too prevalent on most of the tracks (I much prefer the 2600 bass lines). And just for the record, I'm a pretty big fan of FLAvour of the Week.
If you don't have FLAvour of the week, I recommend you buy that first...and if you really dig it and just have to have more, then buy Re-Wind second - or skip it and move onto Epitaph and/or Implode which are both excellent!"