Machinista - MINIVIEW: Xenoglossy: The Remixes
Synthpop, Electropop Machinista's "Xenoglossy" caught the synthpop scene by surprise, showcasing a strong and dedicated Swedish array of lovely electronic beats. That being said, it's no surprise to see AnalogueTrash re-releasing the album in an expanded edition. However, with this, I won't be focusing on the first disc, but the second which contains thirteen remixes. While there is a ton of talent on the second disc, the remixes that really captured my attention came within the first four tracks from the likes of IIOIOIOIISpacebuoy, and Tolchock.

The first remix of 'Take Comfort In Being Sad' dubbed the 'Judas Remix' takes away all electronics and transforms the song into a rock'n'roll song. You'll only find guitars, drums, and the like here, and nothing more. Shocking, but it works. Tolchock's work on the same track puts turns it into an EBM sensation, and IIOIOIOII's dreamy electronic work on 'Molecules and Carbon' mixes in nicely, and I'm pretty sure he also recorded his own voice to flow with the song as well. And, lastly, Spacebuoy's awesome 'Glam Dance Mix' perfectly describes their work on the song. Fast fun and dancey, I could imagine this remix being played for a crowd of aliens on some far off planet. 

And, while I did enjoy those first four tracks, I found my interest dwindle as I went on with the remixes. It's just a matter of taste really, as none of the songs are produced poorly, it's just that they weren't for me. I do praise the diversity inside, however, and everyone should be able to find something that will do them nicely. 


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Machinista - MINIVIEW: Xenoglossy: The Remixes

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2015 by AnalogueTrash
Machinista's "Xenoglossy" caught the synthpop scene by surprise, showcasing a strong and dedicated Swedish array of lovely electronic beats. That being said, it's no surprise to see AnalogueTrash re-releasing the album in an expanded edition. However, with this, I won't be focusing on the first disc, but the second which contains thirteen remixes. While there is a ton of talent on the second disc, the remixes that really captured my attention came within the first four tracks from the likes of IIOIOIOIISpacebuoy, and Tolchock.

The first remix of 'Take Comfort In Being Sad' dubbed the 'Judas Remix' takes away all electronics and transforms the song into a rock'n'roll song. You'll only find guitars, drums, and the like here, and nothing more. Shocking, but it works. Tolchock's work on the same track puts turns it into an EBM sensation, and IIOIOIOII's dreamy electronic work on 'Molecules and Carbon' mixes in nicely, and I'm pretty sure he also recorded his own voice to flow with the song as well. And, lastly, Spacebuoy's awesome 'Glam Dance Mix' perfectly describes their work on the song. Fast fun and dancey, I could imagine this remix being played for a crowd of aliens on some far off planet. 

And, while I did enjoy those first four tracks, I found my interest dwindle as I went on with the remixes. It's just a matter of taste really, as none of the songs are produced poorly, it's just that they weren't for me. I do praise the diversity inside, however, and everyone should be able to find something that will do them nicely. 


Oct 08 2015

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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