Play 90 second soundbite of 'Dootage Remix' @ 'CD quality'
Call me old fashioned if you like coz I don't actually get the whole concept of the 'remix' thing, although I can see, and accept to a point, that artists such as Reead want to experiment with sound and dynamics within their extraordinarily, broad ranging field. But surely, when remixes take on a whole new musical entity, don't they actually become 'new' 'chunes'. For me, I'd rather think that an album contained ten individual, original tracks rather than loads of variations on a single theme. But hey, who am I to question?
Remixes aside, Reead has put together a pretty chunky work here. Are there any dancers in the house? Well not here at any rate! But, 'Brother - The Remixes' should appeal to 'house' junkies and electro freaks everywhere. It's all very clever and everything's superbly produced to get the most out of the repetitive electronica and dancey grooves. Can't fault what Reead's accomplished here - can't fault anything really - and if electro/house is your kinda thing I'm sure this'll go down an absolute treat. Certainly, it'd be very easy for a club 'jockey' to slip 'Brother - The Remixes' onto a deck and sneak out for a long, cool drink while Reead & Co. weave their infectious patterns through the laser lit ether.
Not at all my thing this but, at the end of the day, Reead has assembled an awesome sounding work. For me, this is a ten track album of dance tunes - each as individual as the next although based on a single theme. Quality electro without doubt. Solid grooves throughout. Punchy and extremely endearing.