Tribe (The Remixes) Gothrock Caroline Blind Though the track 'Tribe' made appearances at live shows in the nineties through Sunshine Blind, it never made an official debut until 2020. This was when Caroline Blind, a former of the above project, re-recorded the track for her album "The Spell Between". The decision was well-made considering the track is a slamming gothrock track on its own filled with constant guitars and amazing percussive elements. In support of both the album and the track, Caroline Blind has released a couple of remixes and versions of the song for her new EP "Tribe (The Remixes)". Tribe (The Remixes) by Caroline BlindIt kicks off with a remix done by Mark Gemini Thwaite and Ashley Bad. Stripping the song of some of its live instruments, the remix turns the track into an electro-goth single. Many of the synth elements work hand-in-hand to make sure that Blind's excellent vocals are never in the background, but rather serve to accent them throughout the remix. Andee Blacksugar is the next remixer on the album and made a bit of a stripped version of the song; the guitars translate to a drone-ish and doom-ish background noise as a slight electro beat kicks. Ben Christo plays with the original tracks strengths, utilizing its gothrock elements to transform it into a more upbeat, electrorock single. Well done to all three remixers. The other two songs on the EP is the original version of 'Tribe'. While it is an excellent song, if you heard it on "The Spell Between", then you'll hear it again. If not, you're in for a treat. Though, I do think that the tracklist should have been re-arranged so that the original mix started the EP. The final track on the album is a live version of 'Tribe' from 1992. As can be expected, the quality is not the best and sounds inferior to what we have now. It's an interesting bit of history to say the very least, but I have no reason to come to this version when the 2020 version exists. I have no further words to discuss this EP; the original song was swell enough on its own and the remixes extends its life a bit more. I still prefer the original version over the remixes, though, but that can be said for most songs that I listen to. The next thing to keep an eye out for is Blind's next single 'Cold' which will be releasing soon. For now, we have this splendid EP to serve us. Seven out of ten! This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page. 450
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Caroline Blind - Tribe (The Remixes)

7.0
"Good"
Released off label 2021
Though the track 'Tribe' made appearances at live shows in the nineties through Sunshine Blind, it never made an official debut until 2020. This was when Caroline Blind, a former of the above project, re-recorded the track for her album "The Spell Between". The decision was well-made considering the track is a slamming gothrock track on its own filled with constant guitars and amazing percussive elements. In support of both the album and the track, Caroline Blind has released a couple of remixes and versions of the song for her new EP "Tribe (The Remixes)". 



It kicks off with a remix done by Mark Gemini Thwaite and Ashley Bad. Stripping the song of some of its live instruments, the remix turns the track into an electro-goth single. Many of the synth elements work hand-in-hand to make sure that Blind's excellent vocals are never in the background, but rather serve to accent them throughout the remix. Andee Blacksugar is the next remixer on the album and made a bit of a stripped version of the song; the guitars translate to a drone-ish and doom-ish background noise as a slight electro beat kicks. Ben Christo plays with the original tracks strengths, utilizing its gothrock elements to transform it into a more upbeat, electrorock single. Well done to all three remixers. 

The other two songs on the EP is the original version of 'Tribe'. While it is an excellent song, if you heard it on "The Spell Between", then you'll hear it again. If not, you're in for a treat. Though, I do think that the tracklist should have been re-arranged so that the original mix started the EP. The final track on the album is a live version of 'Tribe' from 1992. As can be expected, the quality is not the best and sounds inferior to what we have now. It's an interesting bit of history to say the very least, but I have no reason to come to this version when the 2020 version exists. 

I have no further words to discuss this EP; the original song was swell enough on its own and the remixes extends its life a bit more. I still prefer the original version over the remixes, though, but that can be said for most songs that I listen to. The next thing to keep an eye out for is Blind's next single 'Cold' which will be releasing soon. For now, we have this splendid EP to serve us. Seven out of ten! 

This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page.
Jun 19 2021

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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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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