Dupont - New Dawn
EBM, Electro Dupont have had a great success with their latest album 'Entering the Ice Age' and it's been praised in many magazines. Now Dupont release the first single from that album. It's a digital release of the track 'New Dawn' with two remixes, one from Oscar Holter (Necro Facility) and one from the Swedish band Titans.

'New Dawn' was one of my favourite tracks on the album and I'm glad that it has been released as a single. There's not a "Single Edit" of the track, it's the album version and therefore I will not spend too much time on it, just say that it's a great track with a much more modern dance touch than we are used to from Dupont. It's catchy, elegant and simple in a good way.

I had high expectations on the remixes, since I think you can do pretty cool stuff with the original since it's not too over complicated and very dancefloor'ish. Unfortunately the remixes are a great disappointment. The Oscar Holter remix is rather good in the instrumental part, but the filter used on the vocals is just horrible. It has that squeaky sound that you get if you leave your MCD freestyle in the car a frosty night and listen to it the chilly morning after when the tuner is all freaked out. If you ever done that, I'm sure that you know what I mean.

Titans have made the opposite of what I expected to be done with this song; they have slowed it down way to much and made it so minimalistic that I'm considering to listen to a "sounds of nature"-album for a little bit aggressiveness and flow. Okay, that was a little bit harsh and actually the refrain actually is a bit more paced, but I'm sure you are able to read out what I mean.

It's hard to give this single a rating, because the title track is surely worth a 8 or 9, but the remixes really disappoints me greatly, so I give it a 6 for the single in its full.

By this release, Dupont also released a video for "New Dawn". It's not included in this EP and therefore is not a part of this review, but I would like to talk about it as well, since they are connected. I think that Dupont and Progress Productions made a smart thing by not releasing on the EP and then be all upset when it hits the YouTube (which it eventually does), instead they release it for free on all the video sites and therefore gets both promotion and goodwill to their fans. The video itself is surprisingly well done and have high quality. You are used to see grammar school video class stuff from more alternative bands, but this was surely high quality and would not be ashamed to show itself amongst most of the music videos for many professional artists today. The story and the shots are pretty cool as well, so check it out by clicking the link below!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9DyhlAmOwI
5
Brutal Resonance

Dupont - New Dawn

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2009 by Progress Productions
Dupont have had a great success with their latest album 'Entering the Ice Age' and it's been praised in many magazines. Now Dupont release the first single from that album. It's a digital release of the track 'New Dawn' with two remixes, one from Oscar Holter (Necro Facility) and one from the Swedish band Titans.

'New Dawn' was one of my favourite tracks on the album and I'm glad that it has been released as a single. There's not a "Single Edit" of the track, it's the album version and therefore I will not spend too much time on it, just say that it's a great track with a much more modern dance touch than we are used to from Dupont. It's catchy, elegant and simple in a good way.

I had high expectations on the remixes, since I think you can do pretty cool stuff with the original since it's not too over complicated and very dancefloor'ish. Unfortunately the remixes are a great disappointment. The Oscar Holter remix is rather good in the instrumental part, but the filter used on the vocals is just horrible. It has that squeaky sound that you get if you leave your MCD freestyle in the car a frosty night and listen to it the chilly morning after when the tuner is all freaked out. If you ever done that, I'm sure that you know what I mean.

Titans have made the opposite of what I expected to be done with this song; they have slowed it down way to much and made it so minimalistic that I'm considering to listen to a "sounds of nature"-album for a little bit aggressiveness and flow. Okay, that was a little bit harsh and actually the refrain actually is a bit more paced, but I'm sure you are able to read out what I mean.

It's hard to give this single a rating, because the title track is surely worth a 8 or 9, but the remixes really disappoints me greatly, so I give it a 6 for the single in its full.

By this release, Dupont also released a video for "New Dawn". It's not included in this EP and therefore is not a part of this review, but I would like to talk about it as well, since they are connected. I think that Dupont and Progress Productions made a smart thing by not releasing on the EP and then be all upset when it hits the YouTube (which it eventually does), instead they release it for free on all the video sites and therefore gets both promotion and goodwill to their fans. The video itself is surprisingly well done and have high quality. You are used to see grammar school video class stuff from more alternative bands, but this was surely high quality and would not be ashamed to show itself amongst most of the music videos for many professional artists today. The story and the shots are pretty cool as well, so check it out by clicking the link below!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9DyhlAmOwI
Sep 30 2009

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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