Controlled Collapse - Ruins After Babel
Dark Electro, Harsh EBM Last time I had an outing with Controlled Collapse, I was very impressed with them. Their last album Babel sort of just became an instant classic, with an almost emotional journey attached right behind it. Now, they've come back with a remix album of that album titled Ruins After Babel. It is being released on tape as well as digital format, which is pretty neat, but it's what's on the tape that's really important in this case,

And what we find on the tape are six remixes with two new tracks. As for the new tracks, we are given Ruins (Mental) and Phoenix. Ruins is a decent electronic instrumental track, while Phoenix is the standard fare for the electro-industrial act. I think it would've fit perfectly well within the original release of Babel.

As far as remixes are concerned, Die Braut, H.Exe, A7ie, Volt 9000, Absurd Monkey Project, and Nick James all make appearances. Each of the artists did a fine job with the remixes, though I did like some more than others. I'd have to say that out of all the remixes, I appreciated Die Braut's mix of Change the World and A7ie's mix of Fragment of Time best.

I suppose one of the few complaints that I have about this album is that it is a remix album. So, it's basically all material that I am already familiar with, which left more to be begged for. However, I do not want to convey the wrong message; I really did enjoy this release. It was interesting to go through each of the mixes and see how each artist changed up their chosen track, I just wish there was more than two original tracks on it. Perhaps it's just me being an eager beaver, but, I suppose I am just antsy for the next full fledged release from Controlled Collapse. I suppose I'll have to count my blessings for now and listen to this whilst I wait.
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Brutal Resonance

Controlled Collapse - Ruins After Babel

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2013
Last time I had an outing with Controlled Collapse, I was very impressed with them. Their last album Babel sort of just became an instant classic, with an almost emotional journey attached right behind it. Now, they've come back with a remix album of that album titled Ruins After Babel. It is being released on tape as well as digital format, which is pretty neat, but it's what's on the tape that's really important in this case,

And what we find on the tape are six remixes with two new tracks. As for the new tracks, we are given Ruins (Mental) and Phoenix. Ruins is a decent electronic instrumental track, while Phoenix is the standard fare for the electro-industrial act. I think it would've fit perfectly well within the original release of Babel.

As far as remixes are concerned, Die Braut, H.Exe, A7ie, Volt 9000, Absurd Monkey Project, and Nick James all make appearances. Each of the artists did a fine job with the remixes, though I did like some more than others. I'd have to say that out of all the remixes, I appreciated Die Braut's mix of Change the World and A7ie's mix of Fragment of Time best.

I suppose one of the few complaints that I have about this album is that it is a remix album. So, it's basically all material that I am already familiar with, which left more to be begged for. However, I do not want to convey the wrong message; I really did enjoy this release. It was interesting to go through each of the mixes and see how each artist changed up their chosen track, I just wish there was more than two original tracks on it. Perhaps it's just me being an eager beaver, but, I suppose I am just antsy for the next full fledged release from Controlled Collapse. I suppose I'll have to count my blessings for now and listen to this whilst I wait. Dec 16 2013

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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