on December 13, 2008
This album is a steal... and the mixes are excellent! I'd never even heard of the Faunts before this collection, but they are quite the welcome discovery! While these remixes tend to be far more uptempo than the originals, that's not a bad thing at all... this is awesome stuff, great driving music to boot! The only downside to this album (for me personally) is the fact that it runs slightly over the runtime of a standard CD... to burn this to disc, you'll have to pick your least favorite track and give it the boot. Anyway, a must buy... check it out!
on November 28, 2008
I love the Faunts. So I hate giving this 3/5 (I'd give it lower if this wasn't Faunts). But these remixes really don't sound anything like their works. Either they completely change the 'mood' of a song, or they just butcher them.
I've listened to the ones you can download free from their website, and hated them. And I've listened to all the sample clips here. (No, I haven't listened to the CD in its entirety)
The only ones I think still have that "Faunts" feel at all, the remixes I liked, were the Will You Tell Me Then, and Instantly Loved remixes. Of Nature and the Domer Does Disco remix of Memories of Places We've Never Been are okay.
I'd highly recommend any of Faunts CD's. Just not this one.
They're supposedly releasing a new Faunts CD in January '08. I'd hold out a little longer and get that. I know I will be.