Nitzer Ebb ‎– Body Rework Remixes

NovaMute ‎– NoMu 166 LP
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 Control (I'm Here) (Dubfire's Jamrock Remix)
Programmed By, Remix, Engineer – Matt NordstromRemix – Dubfire
A2 Getting Closer (Black Strobe EBM Homage)
Remix – Black StrobeRemix [Credited To], Producer [Additional Production] – Arnaud Rebotini
B1 Join In The Chant (XPress 2 Remix)
Producer, Mixed By – Phil HardingRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – X-Press 2
C1 Getting Closer (Black Strobe Moderne Remix)
Remix – Black StrobeRemix [Credited To], Producer [Additional Production] – Arnaud Rebotini, Ivan Smagghe
C2 Lightning Man (Motor Dub)
Remix – MOTOR (2)Remix [Credited To], Producer [Additional Production] – Bryan Black, Mr Nô*
D1 Control (I'm Here) (Dubfire's Arrowhead Dub)
Programmed By, Remix, Engineer – Matt NordstromRemix – Dubfire
D2 I Thought (Robag's Schikkuli Instrumental)
Engineer – Efren Herrera, FloodMixed By – Mark SaundersRemix – Robag WruhmeRemix [Credited To], Producer [Additional Production] – Gabor Scablitzki*




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December 13, 2006
edited over 7 years ago

Regarding the collaboration of Fixmer/McCarthy and the other remixes that came out this century, it was quite clear what would happen. It was about time that Nitzer Ebb gets the credit they deserve when it comes to techno.
Dubfire did great work both with his normal remix and their more housy sounding dub. His first remix is some great crossover between techno with dub elements and EBM, most of all this is somewhat groovy as hell - featuring full vocals. Works well as opener as well as a bridge to other styles, as it's not too aggressive. One of my favorites. His other rework is solid as well, but for my opinion sometimes too far away from the original to keep the spirit alive.
Coming to Black Strobe and their remix work, they have done better. The EBM Homage remix is a good track nonetheless, maybe a bit too sluggish. Not the anthem that it could have been. The Black Strobe Moderne Remix leaves the same impression, and while it is bit stronger, it sometimes sounds to forced and constructed. This should work well in the mix and on the floor, but it's somewhat too obvious.
The XPress 2 Remix takes a drift into tech house and does it well. Quite a stormer, building up very nicely, although it lacks vocals a bit. The overall problem is, that Nitzer Ebb tracks are very original and characteristic, making it difficult to create good remixes without sounding dull, especially when it comes to their best known tracks like Join in the Chant. Douglas McCarthy voice always was one the most distinctive attributes of Nitzer Ebb and I'm somewhat disappointed that so many remixers only used bits of it, like Motor making an actually rather good instrumental too lifeless.
Robag Wruhme closes this releases with one of the best and unusual Nitzer Ebb remixes Nitzer Ebb I've heard so far. He manages to keep the anger alive but puts it underneath soundscapes of modern minimal techno, resulting in a subliminal and threatening kind of anger. It's somewhat in the vein of the opening track meaning that it's great to change styles in a mix.
It's a shame that you have to buy the other remixes separately, though. It would have made more sense leaving one of the Black Strobe remixes and one of the Dubfire remixes out to add other remixes from different artists on this, like the one done by Hacker or better, Phil Kieran.
It leaves a strange taste, it feels like some of the best remixes are available elsewhere.
Overall, this is a good effort with some outstanding tracks but also with some not so well executed ones.
Looking back some years later, I also have to add that quite a few of the mixes haven't aged all too well. Not quite a missed opportunity, but overall a bit disappointing .