Cat. No.: FU014
Format: MP3, WAV, FLAC
Mastering: Premastered by Dominik Müller, mastered by CGB at Dubplates and Mastering
The second instalment of Furanum’s remix series arrives in the form of “Remix Two” and sees four of label-head Dominik Müller’s previous efforts reinterpreted by a quartet of faces both fresh and familiar. While keeping with the central ethos of the label, each artist’s vision sees the original taken apart and shrewdly reassembled into a unique and modernized reimagining.
Opening the record, Berlin’s Baeks returns to the label for remix duties as he takes on the off-beat industrial powerhouse of “Eintrachthutte” on A1. Keeping the spirit of the track by skillfully furnishing an alternate but similarly non-linear beat pattern of his own, he channels the raw power of the original into a novel form underscored by a scenery of richly elaborated drones.
Also reappearing from the previous remix EP is Uncto’s Rafal Furst, opting to reinterpret a composition from the very first Furanum release. Taming the hellish pace of “Mind Infection”, he inserts spacious subtlety where there was blistering battery, so that amidst the backdrop of familiar wailing synths the outwardly bellicose tone of the original is substituted for a brooding yet beckoning dirge.
In an apt analogy to the renown of both German and Japanese engineering, Furanum favorite Tomohiko Sagae’s reconstruction of “Blank” is a prime example of the confluence of the former’s precision and latter’s reliability. Eschewing the emphasis on the dominant driving pattern of Müller’s composition, his approach implements a more saturated scenery: a seeming cacophony of assembly lines and laboring machines forced into synchronized order, interspersed with select mechanical motifs of the original.
Last but not least, legendary veteran of the scene and Zhark boss Kareem debuts on Furanum as he reaches into the label’s back catalogue for his own take on Fu003’s “Cangi”. Subduing the fury of the Muller’s version and stripping it bare, his rendering appears at first deceptively sparse, yet incremental layering gradually propels the narrative towards a plateau marked by prolonged rhythmical assault.
Premastered by Dominik Müller and mastered by CGB at Dubplates and Mastering Berlin, “Remix Two” will be available only in digital format as of 2016.12.16.