Site Search   TV Channel 1  Add this Player to my Google page. Add this Player to your MySpace page or personal website.
 Videos   Songs   Blogs   Forums   Podcast 
ELECTROGARDEN.COM | CHAT | Who: []

THE ELECTROGARDEN MUSIC REVIEW POST

  UNKNOWN MCD
    by IRIS
  Posted: 10.02.2002
  6710 Views

  

   Your Rating:?Avg:8.89:  Ratings:9:  High:10:  Low:7:  Member Reviews:?:
TRACK LISTING

1. Unknown (main mix)
2. Unknown (subrosa mix)
3. Unknown (spatial dub mix)
4. Unknown (everlasting mix)
5. Unknown (DATGUY's mix)

  LABEL:  Diffusion Records
  RELEASED:  October, 2002

IRIS

UNKNOWN MCD

It doesn't suck. Once the collective sigh of relief dies down, we'll continue.

The new Iris single is hot. People have been salivating for this one for several years now. Rumors of disbandment, a new lineup, a new man in the producer's chair, all are pieces of the puzzle that is Awakening. And this single, perhaps the biggest puzzle piece of all, introduces to the world a very new band. If not for the voice, I would find it difficult to believe that these are the guys behind the ever-popular Annie, Would I Lie To You?. It's different, and at this point I'm a little unsure how people react. It's good, but different.

Unknown is a mini-epic, to put it rather bluntly. It twists and twirls through different styles, throwing in a hefty load of Violator-inspired electronic rock, with a dash of breakbeats and to-die-for atmospherics (thank The Alpha Conspiracy's Andrew Sega on that count). The most confusing part of the song is the fact that it rocks, yet there is not a guitar to be found. Somehow, the Texas boys have managed to steal the edge of rock music and pipe it through their synthesizers. But despite that shower of praise, it's not without its problems. The ride never fully delivers, leaving the listener without the final burst of energy this song needs to truly push it over the top. It gets close, but not quite.

But that's okay. Where the song falls short, the remixes deliver. Especially Matt Morris' Sub Rosa Mix, easily the best on the single. This is the definition of club stomper, folks. Rarely does a track deliver such raw energy to a dance floor, and I for one can't wait to shake my hypercritical ass to this mix. Maybe it's the mix of Andrew with both Reagan and Matt (the two original members of Iris) that pulls it off totally. Whatever it is, it's incredible and must be heard to be believed. Turn the volume up on this one.

The rest of the remixes are a smattering of styles. The oddly-titled Spatial Dub (which features a full vocal... can someone explain that one?) is a punchy, aggressive take on the song that will keep the harder crowd happy, while the Everlasting Love Mix is pure and simple ear candy. Vince Clarke would be proud. Well, as long as no samplers were used. Fellow Texan DATGUY contributes the last remix, a low key version of the song clearly aimed at the after 2 am crowd.

Overall, a decent work, though not the earthshattering experience some had hoped for. A b-side would've helped. But there's a lot of hype around the upcoming album, and living up to that sort of hype is a task that few could achieve. I think they've done an admirable job of it. It's a little different, but different is good. So check your preconceptions at the door and give it a spin.

Highlights: Unknown (Sub Rosa Mix)


RATING: 7

Artist Link:  http://www.irismusic.com
 

  Written By:  

 Mark K.

  Contact:  

 Contact Author

MEMBER REVIEWS

REVIEWS

RECENT | ALPHABETICALLY
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
(3888) L.A. DRONES
(2235) STRESS
(3246) RATIONAL YOUTH
(3448) BOAN
(6593) SPATIAL RELATION
(6751) NINA BELIEF
(6293) DIDGES CHRIST SUPER DRUM
(8351) ALAN BRANDO PROJECT
(8167) DEUTSCHE BANK
(6020) ITALO DISCO: NEW GENERATION VOL 3
(5932) ITALO HOLIDAY VOL.2 (SUMMER EDITION)
(4269) THOMAS BAINAS
(3279) KRISTAN KIOR
(5045) BORIS ZHIVAGO
(4490) DIDGES CHRIST SUPERDRUM
(5007) ITALO HOLIDAY VOL. 1
(4904) ELEN CORA
(4546) ITALO DISCO: THE NEW GENERATION VOLUME 2
(6018) ITALO DISCO: THE NEW GENERATION
(3750) THE TEEN YEARS - VARIOUS ARTISTS
(7998) TRANQUIL EYES
(9500) MIRKO HIRSCH
(8314) ZYX ITALO DISCO COLLECTION - VARIOUS
(7806) THE HIDDEN TAPES - VARIOUS
(7827) JOSIE COTTON
(9848) STAND ALONE COMPLEX
(8868) THE ICARUS KID
(13578) JOHNNYM5
(15763) FRESH FOX
(10960) DREAMS OF MY SPACE - VARIOUS
(7947) STEFAN ERBE
(6603) ROBERT SCHROEDER
(13120) OCTOLAB
(7353) KINETIK
(6616) CYBERCIDE
(6496) GHOSTS ON MARS
(7951) ELECTRASET VARIOUS ARTISTS
(7139) TRANSCEIVE
(6266) SYNERGY
(6474) FRANK VAN BOGAERT - OUOF
(6631) CHRISTOPHER J. WRAY
(7040) NEON ELECTRONICS
(7032) CODENAME SUGAR
(5598) INTUITION - O & U
(8076) EMPLOSIA
(6649) RON BERRY - TEMPLES
(11715) ZOMBIE GIRL
(10174) LADYTRON
(7278) IN STRICT CONFIDENCE
(8249) GRANDCHAOS
(6917) THE KNIFE
(8085) THE NEON JUDGEMENT
(7245) CAPSIZE
(7538) MICHIGAN
(11260) LA FLOA MALDITA
(7966) RON BERRY
(6941) ATONALL
(8509) WOLFRAM SPYRA AND CHRIS LANG
(7271) ROTERSAND
(6940) ENDANGER
(7897) IRIS - RECONNECT
(8031) DROOM
(9239) ELECTRO SYNTHETIC REBELLION
(7376) MILES MACMILLAN
(6665) ELECTRASET
(6902) LETHARGY
(7025) DECLARATION
(7523) GREENHAUS
(6228) VOID CONSTRUCT
(8171) INVISIBLE COLLEGE
(9782) CODE 64
(7726) PANZERVEPS
(7281) LAMIA
(8104) SUICIDE COMMANDO - AXIS
(7534) GANYMEDE - SPACE AND TIME
(6655) THE FAIR SEX
(7499) BODY ARMOUR
(7254) CLAN OF XYMOX - FAREWELL
(6899) ESH - LIQUID BLUE
(8517) SPRAY
(6991) HORIZONTE LIED
(6718) DISTAIN
(6571) PRIDE AND FALL
(7178) MELOTRON
(6584) MASSIV IN MENSCH
(6580) CELLULOIDE
(9360) COMBICHRIST
(7755) ELEKTRONISCHE MASCHINE
(6419) STOCHASTIC THEORY
(7369) SWEEP
(11233) KMFDM
(7143) RUDY ADRIAN
(6749) RON BOOTS
(14851) CAN ATTILA
(7028) EUROVISION
(6322) VOICE INDUSTRIE
(7388) ESTATUAS DE SOL
(6898) KILLING OPHELIA
(11145) FICTIONAL
(7280) VARIOUS ARTISTS - ELECTRICITY 2
(6331) VARIOUS ARTISTS - TAKING NOTES
(10806) PAGE OF QUIRE
(6886) LIGHTS OF EUPHORIA
(7408) HIOCTAN
(6978) ECHORAUSCH
(7414) ASLAN FACTION
(6593) MALE OR FEMALE
(7296) SEVEN WORDS - WIPE THE SLATE
(10934) SELF DELUSION
(6826) JOINT INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE
(6462) NOTHING INSIDE
(6638) DIVERJE
(6438) ATOMIC BOX
(7863) THE ECHOING GREEN - WINTER
(6704) VARIOUS ARTISTS - SYNTHETIQUE
(7200) SYRIAN
(6464) RMI - MAELSTROM
(6399) RMI
(7602) INTUITION
(7406) COHAAGEN - LIVING ON VIDEO
(6582) INURE
(6652) DAYS OF FATE
(7445) ARTHUR LOVES PLASTIC
(6634) ROTERSAND
(10868) JESUS COMPLEX
(8051) AGENCY-X - MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
(12506) NATURE DESTROYED
(7399) KRUSHED OPIATES
(6922) CONTROL.ORG
(6609) LOW TECHNICIANS
(10041) Y-LUK-O
(9468) VARIOUS ARTISTS-SONIC X
(7087) HUNGRY LUCY
(14978) W.I.T.
(7115) DEAD TURNS ALIVE
(7951) SUICIDE COMMANDO
(8039) GLIS
(7400) DIOXYDE
(8488) VARIOUS ARTISTS/CRYONICA
(7174) NUKLEON
(11413) I SATELLITE
(7250) VARIOUS ARTISTS
(13029) MACONDO
(12282) ECHO IMAGE
(7172) KINETIK
(6557) KINETIK - MARCONI
(7477) ADULT
(7302) NEGATIVE FORMAT - CM
(8465) STEVE ROACH AND JEFFREY FAYMAN
(12045) IRIS - AWAKENING
(6801) MINISTRY
(6825) DYNAMIC MASTERS
(7722) ROB ESSERS
(9660) FINAL SELECTION
(7137) EPSILON MINUS
(14246) MOUNT SIMS
(6973) NEXUS 8
(6552) DELICA
(6324) AGENCY-X
(6908) CYBORG ATTACK
(11527) DATA-BANK-A
(8296) AXOE
(6897) ERASURE
(6933) CAUSE AND EFFECT
(7001) VOICE INDUSTRIE
(12324) BACKLASH
(9290) ANDY PICKFORD
(10575) HARALD GROSSKOPF
(10090) X:MACHINA
(11598) V2A
(8091) JOHN FOXX
(7279) SEPTIC III - VARIOUS ARTISTS
(6836) STEFAN ERBE
(6643) EDEN ANTS
(7180) RUDY ADRIAN AND RON BOOTS
(10143) CONSPIRACY
(7470) IRIS
(8630) INTELLIGENT ELECTRO VARIOUS
(6617) DAVANTAGE
(6489) WXJL VARIOUS ARTISTS
(7054) VIRTUAL SERVER
(6006) VIRTUAL SERVER
(10830) UNTOLD DREAM
(6722) LEIAHDORUS
(7086) TIM GERWING
(6895) MOON ROCK - A DAY LIKE THIS EP
(7243) MASSIV IN MENSCH/NEGATIVE FORMAT
(6330) MOONROCK
(6547) MANNEQUIN DEPRESSIVES
(14326) BOOLE
(7392) NEUROPA
(6324) DAYS OF FATE
(6777) VOID CONSTRUCT
(6658) ARCHAOS
(6678) SWARF
(17890) A COVENANT OF THORNS
(7152) XER0 G
(8188) FREEZEPOP
(7300) CLAN OF XYMOX
(7909) SEVEN WORDS - FFG
(6632) THE SEPIA
(9899) LUSTMORD
(7225) FRANK VAN BOGAERT
(8897) THE RESIDENTS
(10501) MISS KITTIN & THE HACKER
(7010) ESH - ALPHA & OMEGA
(7013) ESH - MUSIC FOR HUMANS
(7780) GARY FLANAGAN
(8413) OTARION
(7685) PARADOXX
(8537) WAVE IN HEAD
(7709) FR/ACTION
(7199) SIMULATOR
(7080) GEBRAUCHE-MUSIK
(7488) SPAHN RANCH
(7006) INERTIA
(6892) RED FLAG
(6710) IRIS
(7311) GOD MODULE
(6863) NEUROACTIVE
(6625) BANABILA
(6899) PETER GABRIEL
(8326) ATTIC BASE
(6698) PHRAZE
(9582) BARRY ADAMSON
(6919) LUKE SLATER
(7824) CELLULOIDE
(7105) CONTROLLED BLEEDING
(7281) NEGATIVE FORMAT
(6795) SEVEN WORDS / ESH LIVE
(7020) PLEASURES REMAIN
(7453) SYNTHETIK WONDERLAND
(7559) EVOLUTION
(7540) STROMKERN
(12301) KIDNEYTHIEVES
(11467) GANYMEDE - EUR
(6720) GANYMEDE - FEP
(6669) GANYMEDE - NR
(9686) THEATRE OF TRAGEDY
(11750) RADIO BERLIN
(10162) NURSE WITH WOUND
(7229) ESH - POP ROBOT
(7824) ESH - MARTIAN ANTHEMS
(7227) SEVEN WORDS
(7812) HUMAN LEAGUE - LIVE
(7595) COSMICITY
(9737) BRAND NEW IDOL
(17128) T.O.Y.
(7389) NO COMMENT
(11129) BLACK TAPE FOR A BLUE GIRL


ELECTROGARDEN | ARTIST NETWORK | TRACKS | MORE TRACKS | ARTISTS | MORE ARTISTS
NEWS | LIFE IS MUSIC | MAINSTREAM ARTICLES | ARTICLES | REVIEWS | FORUM | ARCHIVE | STORE | CONTACT | TERMS OF USE
THE ELECTROGARDEN NETWORK is a Trademark of ELECTROGARDEN.COM.
Copyright © 1999-2015 ELECTROGARDEN.COM, all rights reserved
Subscribers to Electrogarden Network Forums Feed Tweet this page! TWEET