The Horrorist - Take This Step EP
Dark legend The Horrorist returns with more EBM infused with the hardcore spirit.
The Original Mix is an exercise in paranoia and tension where the synths constantly sound as if they’re going to go higher again, and they usually do. The Mark Hawkins Mix is full of distorted 909 kick patterns with backwards kick fills and stuttery patterns - which is the sort of thing I love. The Pet Duo deliver a bruising and fast reverb kicked mix with lots of stutter fills and tapestop type fills. Brain Burger’s remix starts very subtly but explodes into the sky once the main breakdown/build comes in. Gabba legend (and the man also responsible for the classic ‘Just As Long As I Got You’ with Frankie Bones) Lenny Dee delivers what could be described as Gabba Hop, where the usual 808 in the slow beat is replaced by a massive distorted 909. The looping of the synth lead gives a real siren type sound to the track, and stutter inputs of the vocal samples give it that classic old skool sampler feel - fucking great.
Heavy and dark sounds from start to finish. Brilliance.
‘You must confess we are the best. We know war! War for sure. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. You must undress. Dress like the rest. Wear the uniform. It is the message! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! You must scream. Big as it is! Your one of the troop. Man in a group! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! You must oppress. Hit like you hit! Hit like a truck. Hit so you’re seen. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! Hit like bull. Hit like steel. Hit like a shank. Hit like a sword. Hit like a gun. Hit like a storm. Hit like fire. Hit like doom. Hit like death! Hit like death! Hit like death! Hit like death! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step.‘
1. Take This Step - The Horrorist
2. Take This Step (Mark Hawkins remix) - The Horrorist
3. Take This Step (Pet Duo remix) - The Horrorist
4. Take This Step (Brian Burger remix) - The Horrorist
5. Take This Step (Lenny Dee remix) - The Horrorist
Available now on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Beatport
My remix of The Horrorist’s track ‘I Stand With You’ off his album Joyless Pleasure - remix album coming out soon on Things To Come Records:
The last snippet I’ll upload before I get this thing finished :D
I’ve started to bring the vocals in.
Another clip of the remix I’m doing for The Horrorist of his track ‘I Stand With You’ - this is a small part of the ‘breakdown’ I’m developing at the moment…
(Very) early snippet of remix which I am doing for The Horrorist of ‘I Stand With You’ from his new album ‘Joyless Pleasure’ - the original is here:
The Horrorist - I Stand With You
(Track Raytrace shall be remixing)
#horrorist #thingstocome #raytrace #ebm
This is a track off The Horrorist’s great new album ‘Joyless Pleasure’. It’s out on Beatport, iTunes and Amazon (as MP3 and CD). I really like the album, it retains the darkness and ominous restrained intent/aggression feeling, which is a signature mood of his stuff.
What I am VERY happy to say is that I have been given the honour of remixing this here track, and received the stems/.wav’s today, I have about 2 months to do it in, so I better get to work as I’m a bit of a slowcoach (to put it mildly) :).
Anyway, thank you very much to Mr Horrorist, his was one of the first blogs I ended up reading ( http://www.wiretotheear.com/ ) after searching for audio-making info when I first decided to make sounds out of my PC (and possibly eventually upload them somewhere). I liked how he was definitely from a ‘dark’ EBM/Industrial (and indeed Gabba) type background, which I would relate to more than a strictly ‘dance’/house/’clubby’ type of audio blog. He also sent me an invite for the original Soundcloud BETA which was cool, Soundcloud is definitely a major factor in keeping me interested in making stuff - timed comments are just brilliant (no matter how much spam seems to come through Soundcloud these days :/ ).
Gabri (Richter) is also another person who has been very helpful to me and supportive when we have our chats using fb chat, so thank you to him too.