Terminatryx – Remyx v1.0 [4/5]
This record has been three years in the making – a complete suite of remixes of the band’s acclaimed eponymous debut – an ambitious project for any South African band, especially so in such a niche scene as the one that Terminatryx occupies. They’ve done an impressive job of pulling in a choice stable of acclaimed artists and intriguing guests, both international and local, to pick apart, destroy and resurrect their catalogue. The album bolts out of the gates with a quartet of head-crushing 4-to-the-floor numbers, each of them seemingly trying to pulverize the preceding track and leaving little room to breathe. iRONic then switches pace neatly with an effortless interpretation of Sleepwalkers that calls to mind Rob Zombie. From here on out the record charts a host of interesting territories, for the most part successful sonic adventures – an acoustic rendition, psytrance spinoff, electro and a rather mystical chill-out number by Mr Sakitumi. The only truly sour moment is NuL’s somewhat insipid version of Up To You, completely ruined by a daft synth warble that ponders throughout. There are three bonus tunes of which only the cover of Animotion’s Obsession I felt added value to the record. All in all a solid release – I recommend a listen to anyone not scared of surfing the intriguing fringe of South African music.
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REVIEW: James Rose- Mathew