Friday, July 30, 2010
MT.SIMS - Revaluation - Review (The D-Side) Italy
More detailed information about the biography of Berlin can draw from the last review of the album "Happily Ever After ... Again": what you'll hear recorded between the grooves of this twelve-inch limited edition sponsored by Punch Records is a sequence of remakes traits mentioned by full-length assigned to five different artists who, by making significant and multiple de-structure of two specific tracks plus one, individually interpret the meanings-emotional sonic suggest that the six songs to their current concern. Opening with the symbolic original version of "Fragile Fragile Breaks" followed by the reinvention of itself by French electro-worker Chrisopher Kah which proposes post-punk song further adorned with danceable electronic interventions from track and transform it into A Passage In Time Remix. U.S. and Illinois dedicated to electro-grunge, Magas outlines for "Fall Back" a tense version Violent ARP Remix hypnotic process emphases synthetic sour aftertaste, while the techno-man Italian Adriano Canzian sketches "Unwound" punctuated by pulses of programming and neurotic electro-minded solutions. Crossover reworks spectrally "Unwound" modifying largely overshadowed nell'ossatura rhythmic adding more, claustrophobic sequence of dense drumming laboratory and atmospheric effects breakdown / echoes. The techno-project Texan Equitant remixes the last track again, "Unwound", adding it to dry and percussive beats a foggy input key, turning it into a valuable artificial electro-waver. Release of good thickness and microscopic fragment to be added to the mosaic of diligent collector alternative: I am sincerely pleased with the flexible log Matt Sims always full of non-ordinariness: definitely a worthy continuation of an album that convinced. Development on several occasions in the basic track-list titles belongs to the earlier work. Now, after this immediate testing maxi ep, require an MS next appropriate test. I expect something on the edge of excellence.
(Translated from Italian)
The D-Side (Italy)
MT.SIMS - Revaluation - Review (Chain D.L.K.) Italy
If I'm not wrong this is the first remix release that Punch Records ever released and I think that this is another sign of the change that Tairy started with the CD compilation released back in 2008. Taken from the latest Mt. Sims album released always on Punch Records, the original version "Fragile breaks fragile" opens the A side of this limited to 300 copies colored 12" and it serves as reference point for whom didn't purchase the album, to understand what kind of de-construction did the re-mixers. Christopher Kah, starts immediately reducing to the bone the same song focusing on few analog synth sounds and on obsessive rhythms. Magas, who released recently "Violent arp" for Punch, picked up "Fall back" and gave to it the "Violent arp" treatment keeping guitars and vocals from the original tune and substituting bass lines and drum sounds with dirty distorted synthetic ones. Side B opens with the first out of three versions of "Unwound". Adriano Canzian created a great electro/techno blast with distortions and hard beats. Crossover dilated the atmosphere creating a mid tempo menace made of stops and go, reverb... almost a dub electro version. Equitant close the EP with their "Die geistermaschine remix" of the song, they kept the original structure (they only slowed it down) and gave to it a seducing electro flavor. This is another fine release by Punch Records!
Review by: Maurizio Pustianaz
Chain D.L.K. (Italy)