Πέμπτη, 1 Οκτωβρίου 2015

Front 242 - Re : Boot : Live (cd ripped, mp3 320). 1998.

   Draw any map of electronic music and you’ll definitely need Front 242 somewhere at its centre. Taking a lead from the UK industrial scene of the mid-‘70s, the Brussels band set out on a path of exploration and innovation that has continued pretty much to the present day.

   More of a forward-thinking community than a traditional group, Front 242 was at the forefront of electronic music’s move into the mainstream and continues to defy convention in its sonic communication.

   Following the extensive 1993 tour, Front 242 took a temporary break which many assumed to be permanent after nothing was heard from the band for four years, while the individual members pursued other recording projects and work. 

1997 brought a return to action in the live arena, and while no new songs were on offer, the bandmembers stated that they wanted to try new techno-inspired arrangements and presentations of many old songs. The results can be heard on Re:Boot, taken from two European dates in 1997 and 1998.



   Re:Boot really is a killer album. Kicking off with a rampaging version of Evil Off's "Happiness (Modern Angel)," Re:Boot serves up both the expected hits -- "Masterhit," "Headhunter," "Welcome to Paradise" -- and a slew of strong album cuts.

     Where Front 242 change things around with the songs, the results can be fascinating -- "Melt," for example, turns into a slow, moody crawl, mixed up with subtle breakbeats on the chorus. "In Rhythmus Bleiben" also gets an impressive energy charge, while "Religion" turns into an astonishing, Prodigy-tinged rave monster. (from Allmusic)






Tracklist


1. Happiness
2. Masterhit
3. Moldavia
4. Melt
5. Soul Manager
6. No Shuffle
7. Im Rythmus Bleiben
8. Crapage
9. Body To Body
10. Religion
11. Headhunter
12. Welcome To Paradise
13. First In First Out 


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