Gerd, For 12 Minutes She Danced With An Alien

[Rejected Music]


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It was only a matter of time until the current reissue craze broadened its focus beyond America to include European artists. The work of multi-aliased producer and 4 Lux proprietor Gerd is a good starting point; but instead of repressing his 1995 Arkest Blaze/For 12 Minutes She Danced With An Alien EP (as Music Man Records did in 1999), Joris Voorn’s Rejected Music asked Gerd to remix side B and included a remix by Voorn. Unfortunately Gerd didn’t seem to believe 2010 could handle the arresting original’s textural subtleties or relentless, whiplashing percussion. His update pares back to woodblock-clad house beats broken up by stormy rumbles and leans hard on darting synth lines. Voorn’s “Ruff Mix” alludes to the original rhythmic depth between abusive doses of EQing. Instead of reworking Gerd’s track for big rooms Rejected should have applied the maxim that unbroken tracks don’t need fixing and simply reissued his sought after record.

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Blaktony  on August 17, 2010 at 11:26 AM

I personally like it, but i feel like i’m missin’ something very special from reading the review….i need 2 seek out the original.

littlewhiteearbuds  on August 17, 2010 at 11:29 AM

We’ve added the YouTube link to the original, check it out.

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