Release Date: May 2006
EMBRACE Maxi Single
Embrace - Empire State Human Remix
Embrace - Amurai Club Remix
Under No One - God Project Remix
Embrace - Trotski's Block Remix
Under No One - Sequencia Remix
Embrace - Lime n Dale Remix
- Therm Remix (vinyl 12" mix)
Tristraum's debut album "Gray" was a
haunting epic combining elements of modern day
Synthpop and New Wave with Ethereal harmonies.
Being that the albums content was of a slower
down tempo nature, it is to no surprise that their
latest release "First Embrace", the
second maxi-single to be taken from the album,
has been given the club treatment of upbeat remixes
and accessible dance floor tracks.
Synthpop duo Eloquent provide the first mix of
the title track, which includes lots of neat interesting
little twists and turns throughout without moving
too far away from the songs original format. Next
up we have one of the highlights of the maxi-single.
The "Amurai Club Mix" is a great reworking
of the track and in my opinion adds a bit of much
needed variety to what is to follow later on.
The second highlight of the album has to be Sequentia's
fantastic remix of "I'm Under No One",
a track that fits quite nicely at the top of the
list as one of my preferred Tristraum songs. Krystyna
Eller's vocals soar through this beautifully remixed
track to make this a firm favourite on the disc
in my book. Unfortunately after this the single
seems to dip a bit, with three or four of the
remixes on the maxi-single not really meeting
up to the standards of their original counterparts.
I especially found that with the last two tracks
you are often left wondering if the tracks are
going somewhere magical, only to be disappointed
by the end result .
The maxi-single on the whole does have some very
interesting ideas but at the same time is let
down by some weaker remixes. Personally I'd consider
buying it purely for the remix efforts of Sequentia
and Eloquent, and I definitely think that DJ's
should keep an eye out for the "Amurai Club
Mix", as it's one you won't want to miss.