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Fully Automated: The hEADaCHE re:mixes

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14 Industrial, Darkhop and Drum'n'bass remixes by hEADaCHE for bands such as Collide, Croc Shop, Diverje, Endif and more, plus an exclusive Radiohead cover by CEOXiME.
Genre: Electronic: Industrial
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Collide - Wings of Steel
Collide
3:28 album only
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2. Hypoid - Deprogramming Deposits of Fat
Hypoid
4:38 album only
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3. Diverje/Soul Ciruit - Stronger
Diverje/Soul Ciruit
3:15 album only
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4. Croc Shop - Generation
Croc Shop
6:53 album only
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5. Silvercord - Autopilot
Silvercord
3:22 album only
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6. LiveSexAct - New Version of You
LiveSexAct
5:42 album only
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7. Noxious Emotion - X
Noxious Emotion
9:37 album only
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8. function13 - Odor
function13
5:45 album only
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9. things outside the skin - Mettle IV: Programmed Apathy
things outside the skin
2:54 album only
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10. Diverje - Suspision
Diverje
5:19 album only
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11. Bottomfeeder - Maybe Someday
Bottomfeeder
5:12 album only
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12. Endif - Ashes
Endif
3:26 album only
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13. Flood Damage - Ovoid Vovoid
Flood Damage
3:57 album only
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14. Five Star Reject - Trainwreck
Five Star Reject
3:45 album only
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15. CEOXiME - Exit Music (for a film) [Original - Radiohead]
CEOXiME
4:21 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"One worth remembering when all is said and done."
-Bill Whiting-Mahoney of Technopunk Music regarding LiveSexAct's Segmented Purity

"Among my favourites . . . brings a lot of fresh ideas to the table."
-Johan Carlsson of Release Magazine, regarding Collide's Vortex

"You are probably familiar with the excellent remix work of hEADaCHE."
-Matt Ossen of Black Sheep Zine, regarding Croc Shop's Translated

"Really nice broken beats . . . "
-DJ IZ of Black Sheep Zine, regarding Diverje/Soulciruit's Stronger

It's not uncommon for reviewers to regard hEADaCHE's remixes in the same class as major label remixes. So it's little wonder that Uncoiled Loops released an album of remixes by hEADaCHE. This semi-retrospective release features hEADaCHE's first remix, Noxious Emotion's "X," as well as some of his latest works for bands such as Collide and Diverje.
hEADaCHE's remixes have already been featured on Invisible, Metropolis, DSBP, Tinman, and Architecture, among others. hEADaCHE's band, CEOXiME, has been featured on 15 releases. hEADaCHE's remixing skills are highly sought after as fans enjoy hEADaCHE's twisted and sonically manipulative style.
HEADaCHE talks about the new album in an interview in Musicwerks Magazine:

MW: I hear some industrial, some drum'n'bass, some techno, some downtempo . . .
h: Yeah, I kinda mix it all together... I'll tell you what this album is not-it's not another half-assed attempt at future-pop club anthems. It's not "on the forefront" of the industrial or future-pop trend. And it's not just throwing 4 on the floor beats on top of an already existing song . . . And finally, it's not "product." It's good music I really enjoy and something I believe in.

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Regen Magazine - EvilMatt

this album is the home to some of the best remixes I've heard in a long time
Just in case you're a little bit confused, hEADaCHE is from the Detroit/Chicago-based electronic act CEOXiME, so don't worry, this isn't an album full of remixes by a guy who has no validity whatsoever. In fact, this album is the home to some of the best remixes I've heard in a long time. Finally, someone comes along who knows how to properly handle a remix! It's about damn time too, because the scene is flooded with bullshit remixes that never should have existed in the first place. Why this trend took off and was never promptly smacked right back down is beyond my comprehension. Fortunately, there are people like hEADaCHE out there who know what the hell they're doing.
Fully Automated is a "best of" collection of sorts, for it holds 15 tracks of hEADaCHE's favorite remixes that he's done. This is a collection of previously released remixes, alternate versions of remixes, and future previews of soon-to-be-released-again remixes by hEADaCHE. There are remixes of songs done by the likes of Collide, Hypoid, Diverje, Croc Shop and Noxious Emotion to name a few. Most of these remixes are done wonderfully, for there are very few uninspired tracks on this release.
The best remixes on this album are the tracks originally created by Collide, Hypoid, Diverje and Bottomfeeder. The Collide track is a very mellow, ambient-like trance breakdown with female vocals that leave you feeling very mellow and warm inside. The Hypoid remix follows that up with another mellow, yet emotionally charged track that will make you bob your head along with the simple beats. There are two Diverje remixes on this album, both of which are amazing and truly show how hEADaCHE was able to take existing songs and completely rewrite them in his own image. The Bottomfeeder remix is the heaviest track on the album, which features a steady mix of industrial and techno beats which make for a very enjoyable listen.
There are only a few remixes on this album which seem sub-par, and those would be the tracks originally done by Noxious Emotion, Function13 and Things Outside The Skin. These aren't awful remixes by any means, but they are the most boring tracks on the album. With the exception of the Noxious Emotion remix, these songs are very monotone and bland. They should not have been put on the album. The Noxious Emotion remix is fine, but seeing how it was hEADaCHE's very first remix that he'd ever done, you can sense that his skills were not quite perfected at the time of its creation. This track is good for nostalgic purposes, and that is the only thing that gives it a place on Fully Automated.
hEADaCHE's main band, CEOXiME, have an exclusive track on this release, which is a cover of the Radiohead song, "Exit Music (For A Film)." This song is the final track on the release and is not a remix, but it fits in perfectly with the rest of the album. It's a simplistic version of a simple song, but done with great sensibility, and this cover does justice to the original.
The press release that came with this CD has a quote from hEADaCHE which ultimately explains this album better than what anybody else could say about it. hEADaCHE simply states, "I'll tell you what this album is not - it's not another half-assed attempt at future pop club anthems. It's not 'on the forefront' of the industrial or future pop trend. And it's not just throwing four-on-the-floor beats on top of an already existing song... And finally, it's not 'product.' It's good music I really enjoy and something I believe in.” That says it all. This is a quality release of quality remixes. One would be a fool to not check this album out.
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Pop Matters - Mike Schiller

a significant step up
The assembly of a remix album must seem like such a foolproof plan to the artists and labels involved in such a venture -- if an artist remixes a pile of other bands, and then compiles all of those remixes on a single CD, not only do you sell to fans of the artist doing the mixing, but you pull in the diehards of all the bands that chose to be mixed as well. And for a band like CEOXiME, an electro-industrial two-piece that has enough clout to release music on such genre-specific labels as Invisible and DBSP (but hasn't pulled enough interest as to make any discernable footprint on the scene) the plan works. hEADaCHE, CEOXiME's programming half, has done a pile of remix work for bands like Collide, Croc Shop, and Slick Idiot, and the best of those remixes are compiled on Fully Automated: The hEADaCHE re:mixes, released on hEADaCHE's own Uncoiled Loops label.
hEADaCHE's programming style is one of "broken beats"; that is, not "breakbeats" per se, but the homemade, heavily processed, and meticulously programmed style of beats that owes much of its existence to Aphex Twin's I Care Because You Do. It's a difficult task to apply such a programming style to the typically heavily structured feel of most modern day electro-industrial and EBM, but hEADaCHE does a worthy job, forcing his beats into loops that are almost always a significant step up from the uninspired drum work they are replacing.
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Virus Magazine - Haakon Nelson

The list of competent remixers is a short one, indeed. With this artist's statem
A remixer can be as legitimate an artist as those in other mediums. Through their interpretations and technique, the skills of the remixer reveal them to be either hack or genius...

hEADaCHE is an artist who is worthy of these higher aspirations, and has a broad enough palette to release a genuinely listenable "remix album" (which is amazingly rare among remix albums).
Never sticking to just one form, the material on this disc is filtered through the likes of electro, deep trance, drum and bass, and futurepop. In lesser hands, you would have heard this all before. hEADaCHE manages, though, to bring out the best in each of this genres, and melds them to the source material as natural fits.
The only thing which really seems to take away from the quality is the source material itself. Some of these songs just cannot be redeemed, try as hEADaCHE might.
Good electronic beats cannot mask awful vocals, for example. This is the problem that any remixer has, and so our subject is not to blame.
If I were to pick out a favorite here, I would go with the last track, which was originally a Radiohead cover. Subtle electronics boost everything from the background, and the way the rhythm, synths, and vocals aren't rigidly synced together gives a human quality to the sound, i.e. this doesn't sound like it was just fed through a remix program.
The list of competent remixers is a short one, indeed. With this artist's statement, hEADaCHE adds his name to the roster.
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