Seabound - When Black Beats Blue
Futurepop, EBM Somehow I've managed not to listen too much on Seabound during the last years, of course I've heard them, but not really got to the point where I really go deep and focus on their music. In this case it gives me a fine opportunity to do this review since my mind haven't been indoctrinated with the original versions of the songs and therefore I'm more able to determine which songs are most superior, their original versions or remixed versions.

Seabound's latest release 'When Black Beats Blue' is really a remix album part from "The Attic" that was released on the 'Contact' single and the live version of "Watching Over You" that was recorded in San Francisco. A mix of rarities to me more exact.

There are two remixes of "Breathe" that are called "HECQ" and "Acretongue" where the first one have really been toned down and is a slow and calm experience where the second remix is quite the opposite, more base than the original but still in a smooth and natural way. Neither the original nor the remixes are any favourites of mine, but I tend to prefer the "Acretounge" version due to the more upbeat feeling. "Domination" has also been remixed two times and even though the original is really great, the Mindless Faith remix is kick ass with its high distorted sounds and fast beats. The other remix is made by Die Form and it's not so interesting in itself, more awesome is that it is actually remixed by Die Form, that haven't done any remixes in their musical history part from doing it for Seabound.

The Forma Tadre remix of "Scorch The Ground" gives me the sensation of walking through an electronic rainforest, still it's simply beaten by the original. A track that also is easily beaten by the original is "Contact", the Haujob version is just not doing it for me and the original is too awesome.

Still, there are many cases where the remix beats the original; the club edit of "The Promise", the wonderful "Monozelle" remix of "Torch", the remix of "Soul Diver" and the "Radical Alt. Vocal" version of "Hooked". They all go hot on my iPod.

The live version of "Watching Over You" is really cute, just like the original. Since "The Attic" is not remixed, it is just as boring as it was when it was first released.

In 'When Black Beats Blue' there is plenty of nice things for both the newcomers like me as well as for the hardcore fan that wants to explore the rarities and find new ways of their favourite tracks.
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Brutal Resonance

Seabound - When Black Beats Blue

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2009 by Metropolis Records
Somehow I've managed not to listen too much on Seabound during the last years, of course I've heard them, but not really got to the point where I really go deep and focus on their music. In this case it gives me a fine opportunity to do this review since my mind haven't been indoctrinated with the original versions of the songs and therefore I'm more able to determine which songs are most superior, their original versions or remixed versions.

Seabound's latest release 'When Black Beats Blue' is really a remix album part from "The Attic" that was released on the 'Contact' single and the live version of "Watching Over You" that was recorded in San Francisco. A mix of rarities to me more exact.

There are two remixes of "Breathe" that are called "HECQ" and "Acretongue" where the first one have really been toned down and is a slow and calm experience where the second remix is quite the opposite, more base than the original but still in a smooth and natural way. Neither the original nor the remixes are any favourites of mine, but I tend to prefer the "Acretounge" version due to the more upbeat feeling. "Domination" has also been remixed two times and even though the original is really great, the Mindless Faith remix is kick ass with its high distorted sounds and fast beats. The other remix is made by Die Form and it's not so interesting in itself, more awesome is that it is actually remixed by Die Form, that haven't done any remixes in their musical history part from doing it for Seabound.

The Forma Tadre remix of "Scorch The Ground" gives me the sensation of walking through an electronic rainforest, still it's simply beaten by the original. A track that also is easily beaten by the original is "Contact", the Haujob version is just not doing it for me and the original is too awesome.

Still, there are many cases where the remix beats the original; the club edit of "The Promise", the wonderful "Monozelle" remix of "Torch", the remix of "Soul Diver" and the "Radical Alt. Vocal" version of "Hooked". They all go hot on my iPod.

The live version of "Watching Over You" is really cute, just like the original. Since "The Attic" is not remixed, it is just as boring as it was when it was first released.

In 'When Black Beats Blue' there is plenty of nice things for both the newcomers like me as well as for the hardcore fan that wants to explore the rarities and find new ways of their favourite tracks.
Nov 30 2009

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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