Battle-ready techno and industrial edits by Ancient Methods.
The obscure German new wave jewel "Die Nacht" by Seen Links - Schlösser Rechts appears as an extended five-minute version, increased from its original two-minute runtime. The same sample used in Masters At Work's "The Ha Dance" and a pounding techno beat muffles the original's harsh noise and crashing soundbytes, putting the focus on Manuela Brandenstein's gruff German vocals while propelling forward. "Ich Steh' Im Regen," a dread-inducing dark ambient track by the Gothenburg artist Deutsch Nepal, gets a similar treatment. A distorted, looped synth and insistent beat add structure to the original moaning monotone vocals and distorted tape loops.
"Der Schmied" brings in another Gothenburg native, Thomas Ekelund as Trepaneringsritualen, who adds his guttural roar to the track's metallic pulse. The ritual ambient and death industrial performer's sound straddles the border between occult power electronics and black metal. On paper, Ekelund and the other artists featured on Wiedergaben Vol. 2 are distinct. In reality, they share many similarities. It takes a talented producer to bring all those elements together and make it feel right.