:wumpscut: ‎– Born Again

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:wumpscut: Is It You (Scintillating Mixx) 6:38
:wumpscut: Womb (Born Again Remixx) 5:55
:wumpscut: Angel (Deejaydead Remixx) 5:44
:wumpscut: Embryodead (Deejaydead Remixx) 6:06
:wumpscut: Golgotha (Roughly Distorted Version) 6:11
:wumpscut: Wumpsex 4:04
:wumpscut: Womb (Miserable Days Mixx) 4:47
:wumpscut: War (Revenge And Nemesis Version) 7:00
:wumpscut: Man's Complete Idiot 3:07
:wumpscut: Thorns (Distant Vocals Version) 5:50
:wumpscut: Down Where We Belong (Instrumental Take 1) 3:35
:wumpscut: Embryodead (Cockroach Modified) 4:32
Aghast View Vaporize (:wumpscut:-Remix) 5:10
:wumpscut: Die In Winter 4:04

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
bkm etah 07, NTD 90606-22 :wumpscut: Born Again(CD, Comp) Beton Kopf Media, Beton Kopf Media bkm etah 07, NTD 90606-22 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
MET 074 :wumpscut: Born Again(CD, Comp) Metropolis MET 074 US 1998 Sell This Version
bkm etah 07 :wumpscut: Born Again (Edition 2000)(CD, Comp, RE) Beton Kopf Media bkm etah 07 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
bkm etah 7 :wumpscut: Born Again (Edition 2001)(CD, Comp, RE) Beton Kopf Media bkm etah 7 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
bkm etah 7 :wumpscut: Born Again(CD, Comp, Bac) Beton Kopf Media bkm etah 7 Germany 2003 Sell This Version

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ThomasBear

ThomasBear

December 27, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Born Again, CD, Comp, MET 074

The thing about full length remix albums is that they are often miss and rarely hit. While I wouldn't say that this release is a filler compilation, I felt that it didn't have anything overly spectacular going for it.
There's nothing exceedingly crap about it either, it's just that I thought the best parts were at most temporary. It starts off strongly (Is It You - "Scintillating Mixx" is a very nicely structured adaptation of an existing emotive and mellower track) but by the time I reached the half point I found I had drifted off. Weirdly enough, it's hard to attribute this to something specific. While I hate making comparisons, and I try to evaluate things on their merit, I do think the let down with this this is due to the lack of distinct variety that Rudy is normally known for. The remixes on this also tend to be mellower, especially with some of the heavier tracks like War and Embryodead. The result is that this is a somewhat more bleepier and - dare I say - at times even electro minimalist (in the not quite so good way). I suppose I'm trying to say that all the tinkering means that the raw emotion, the grief, the rage and despair has been (literally) processed a little too much - the effect is that some of the depth has evaporated.
Don't get me wrong though, this is still a solid release, though I thought it would have been far more appropriate as an accompanying bonus disc. It features some cool tracks: Embryodead - "Cockroach Modified" is an 85/170ish bpm breakbeat interpretation and Golgotha - "Roughly Distorted Version" starts off with the lyrics as massively distorted evil growling and then speeds up to become a crunchy rhythmic noise number. There are also very nice and ambient synth lines here and there.
Ultimately, this is an ok release, nothing spectacular and nothing too shocking. As mentioned previously, it suffers from the spectre of "it could have been better" because it's Rudy of :Wumpscut: