I own many CDs in which metal bands take classical music or pop song and transformed them into something heavier. SEASON OF GHOSTS’ album “Remixing the paradox” is the other way around: Artists take songs from the band’s debut “The human paradox” and remixed them – much more electronic now, but still recognizable and even more danceable.
The first two remixes are from Sophia’s band mates Zombie Sam (‘Dream; Paralysis remix) and NeroArgento (Time Travellers remix) and those who have the Japanese version of the debut album also know FatalFE’s remix of ‘Genesis – the phoenix syndrome’ already. It is interesting to hear all the interpretations of the songs, especially when you know the fact Sophia sent them all over the world to be remixed: Russia, Japan, Germany, USA and Italy.
Some songs appear softer than in the original version but mostly they get faster with more pressure and all of them are focussing on the vocals – natural development, I guess. So those of us who like the variance of voices will be happy to hear both Sophia’s vocal range and her versatility even more than on ‘The human paradox’. E.g. second song: The part “I know you just a breath away” is sung even operatically which you can’t hear in the original version.
I really like the Neuroticfish remix of ‘Quantum – through the looking glass’ since they picked up the soft vocals and put a soft beat under it. Compared to the original, it’s more or less the exact opposite musically without loosing the message. Great transformance! Same song remixed by FGFC820 is totally different: Rough, heavy and danceable as hell!
Same with ‘Time Travellers’ by KALM. There is not much left of the song except the vocals. All of the remixes are interesting to listen to and give the songs a new, special note. Nevertheless, I don’t enjoy that much listening to ‘The road to acheron’ by harshrealm and ‘Dream; Paralysis’ by FrozenPlasma, since they are extended too much without that much happening within the songs.
But I saved the best for last: You can download the whole album for free by subscribing to the SEASON OF GHOSTS newsletter. It was Sophia’s christmas present to all of us, so to speak. So if you like electronic sounds, go to their homepage and get the stuff!
01. Dream paralysis (Zombie Sam remix)
02. Time travellers (NeroArgento remix)
03. Genesis – the phoenix syndrome (Fatal Fe VIP remix)
04. Quantum – through the looking glass (Neuroticfish remix)
05. Dream paralysis (FrozenPlasma remix)
06. The human paradox (Berrygera & co remix)
07. Quantum – through the looking glass (FGFC820 remix)
08. Time travellers (Rotersand rework)
09. Reincarnation (KALM remix)
10. The road to acheron (Harshrealm remix)