|A2||Sieben (Neal White Remix)|
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- Written-By, Producer –
- Código del sello: LC 05305
- Entidad de gestión colectiva: GEMA
- As a self-proclaimed obsessed fan of everything Andreas does, I was anxious to hear if "Sieben" would follow in the footsteps of the last few 12"s, which left me a little disappointed. Fortunately, I wasn't as disappointed. I'd say this is a solid release, much better than the Mixed Up series, and a little better than Plutonium. Unfortunately, it's still not the sound I was hoping to hear from him. Sieben is an OK track. Nothing too special. You have the funky D3R tempo and sounds which is always nice, but we've heard it all before, so longtime fans won't be getting anything new here. The Neal White remix is actually pretty good - instead of the typical minimal "one note bassline" gimmick there is a real bassline here, lifted from D3R's original and warped nicely. White works in some interesting sounds and snippets and keeps it around the same tempo. I'd say it gets the job done nicely and is just as good or even better than the original (I know, blasphemy, but it's true!) D3R comes back with the strangely named Szthingkatznardth and it's another minimal-funky-techno track, sounds just like something off Distanz. It's deliciously bass heavy, and although again it's nothing really new for D3R fans, it starts to get really good towards the end, when it gets a busier with all the chord stabs and loops going. I wish the whole track was that energetic but oh well. The final track Rubin has a very tasty bassline and a Billie Jean-esque drumbeat. Rather than sounding like something off Distanz, this sounds like it's from the Raumgleiter era. Much more synth-oriented than the first three tracks, this was a welcome change and a lot more along the lines of what I was hoping for. It's a little slow for my tastes, but that can be solved with the pitch slider ;) This is definitely the strongest track on the release, just like how Aquamarin, the last track on Plutonium, was also strongest. Weird how D3R is doing that on his releases now. Teasing us with kind of generic minimaly tracks then bringing in the treat at the very end. I'd rate this album 3.5/5 if Discogs allowed half point scores. It's a little too safe and samey sounding to my ears but I did really like Rubin, and I admit that the production and danceability in the first three tracks make them great choics for DJ's leaning more towards the minimal world.