Danse Macabre Remixes - ASC83269
In the summer of 2001, The Faint moved their unique new-wave influenced, synth-driven sound in a slightly darker direction, producing Danse Macabre. Coming from a group of Omaha, NE natives, it had a fresh, very European sound that expanded upon 1999's Blank-Wave Arcade. While Danse Macabre was a solid album, I don't believe it deserved the amount of attention that goes into making a remix album, but alas, it is pumping from my stereo. These remixes are uninteresting, seem uninspired, and, for the most part, take more out of the songs than they add. Some creative techniques and changes in speed are used but fail to keep a listener interested, when they could just as easily pop in the original release of the album. Also, the remixes aren't any more danceable than the original and most likely won't find their way into the dance club speakers.
Overall, this release is kind of like a bake sale. It's a good idea but it doesn't really accomplish anything. Aside from the incredibly creative intro to “Posed to the Death" and the female back-up vocals used on the same track, the rest of this album isn't worth checking out unless you are a HUGE fan of The Faint or of any of the remixers who worked on the album. It's a shame that such a talented band was given such a mediocre tribute.
1.5 out of 5.
LP / CD / MP3
LP / CD
LP / CD / MP3