|by Super8 & Tab|
|Released||22 August 2011|
|Super8 & Tab chronology|
Ten months later, we found the reworks of all the songs of Empire. Some of these were already released.
|1.||"Slow To Learn (Maor Levi Remix)"||8:32|
|2.||"Black Is The New Yellow (Protoculture Remix)"||8:20|
|3.||"Perfect Day (Gareth Emery Remix)"||7:30|
|4.||"Free Love (Sunny Lax Remix)"||7:14|
|5.||"Good Times (Lange Remix)"||6:33|
|6.||"Eternal Sequence (Jaytech Remix)"||7:12|
|7.||"My Enemy (Rank 1 Remix)"||8:36|
|8.||"Empire (Kyau & Albert Remix)"||6:56|
|9.||"Mercy (7 Skies Remix)"||7:02|
|10.||"Bliss (4 Strings Remix)"||5:55|
|11.||"Perfect Day (MRSA Remix)"||6:19|
Slow To Learn (Maor Levi Remix)
Despite Levi's scantness, the immense place he holds in history is because of things like this. A shoo-in for Vol 9, this begins with swirling, whirling chimes, & a pretaste of the lyoluminescence to come, before sliding into the electrotrash.
Peppered with what would become iB's signature crack & echo, the basstrash is classic Maor, a catchy pattern with occasional dub cuts. It mutes for the now condign vocals, before the snap into climax preparation. Rapid twinkling burninates the archdeific synth with the now psychonautical Jan's voice, which somehow was not originally intended for anything like this, but Maor makes it seem that way. The synth, now intersticed, plays again, slamming us into the climax, beginning with a lygophiliac semitune, & ending with the suprahumanity we waited for. To squeeze a diamond from mud was usual for him.
Black Is The New Yellow (Protoculture Remix)
Activa was a trailblazer in copying & pasting. With stiff, strong competition, he still came out on top- his mix of BITNY is more of an edit. & so is this. How special, to have not one cutpastejob, but two of the same song! I will never forget these sleeping nils.
Perfect Day (Gareth Emery Remix)
Emery's usual electrotrance style flared malariously. The mashup had more effort.
Free Love (Sunny Lax Remix)
Levente had the right idea. Unlike others, he didn't treat this as a throwaway, & tried. His cascading bells & penumbral tune make this more entertaining than I expected, but this is not why he is a titan.
Good Times (Lange Remix)
Each remix shows that although the Finns had their heads off for this album, the vocalists did what they couldn't. These remixes typically fit the unsaving vocals better, making this, overall, what Empire should have been. This one exemplifies the fix: Matt took an ad-calibre tune-desert & gave it some gravitas, closer to an action-film score. Still nowhere near the opener, but still improving.
Eternal Sequence (Jaytech Remix)
Jaytech sprayed his rankest over the OM. Six minutes of lientery, one of the OM. He should not be paycheck, but Jaytech.
Welcome & shove off to another copy of the OM with all noise & no reality. The audacity to pull this pedocratic trick devalues the 'a' like a cryptocurrency.
When your clarity drops out, an earworm will do, say K & A with this nidorous scybalum. Simple semidemihemitunes will do in a pinch; they're not easily forgotten, even after decades or centuries. So neglect your duties, job, life, & family, & you can be more like K & A were this time!
Good thing they got Boldoni- we needed an exact copy of the OM with a useless percurrent, & an even uselesser 4 seconds of desultory piano. Grazie for nothing.
Bliss (4 Strings Remix)
The OM already exists, so why this was released is a mystery. (Money.)
Perfect Day (MRSA Remix)
Apparently not up to his usual standards, a sick Zohar sent in this mere earworm, using his old 'MRSA' guise as an excuse. Dnb excuses anything, it seems.
Irufushi (Adam Nickey Remix) [Bonus Track]
Blatant copying & pasting dogged Super8 & Tab around this time. It's corrupt, artistically, & morally, & ethically, & we cannot let this go on.
Mercy (Alex Kunnari Remix) [Bonus Track]
Kunnari used his golden ticket well. The cunning Kunnari had his own tunes, per contra the barren OM. As usual, the vocals spark to life when set against an ultraluminous tune. Alex's mix, dripping with gold, becomes stale at the climax, but klaxons back to life with smaragdine bells. Robinson Crusoe here made ice-cream by himself. Starly.
Empire (Mike Shiver Remix) [Bonus Track]
After three minutes of experimentation, the Swede gives the Finns a new tune fit for the Andromedans. Another transmundane neuroclysm, the argute ratio of sadness to darkness, coupled & tripled & octodecatupled with the aurotherapeutic, recondite recondition of the Empire pattern. After his electric mayhem, he pairs the tune & climactic, cardiac apocalypse, an all-day golden sky of stars. Viva Shiver.