TEDDYLOID - Silent Planet 2

review - 04.02.2017 20:01

TEDDYLOID releases a trio of EPs set to stun.

After the double disk SILENT PLANET release back in December 2015, TEDDYLOID has now released three separate follow ups – SILENT PLANET 2 in Volumes 1, 2 and 3. These releases have been spaced a few months apart from each other and they express TEDDYLOID's ability to transform a track. They give the listener a completely new outlook on these songs, each so different, that only the lyrics remain the same.

Volume 1 features three separate remixes and opens with Die Younger (feat. KOHH). This track combines electronic elements with gruff vocal work and moments of piano compositions that altogether are rather hard-core, giving listeners a jarring and edgy first impression of this particular release.

Break’em all, also featuring KOHH on vocals, follows suit but this track adds in some great heavy metal elements by way of the head throbbing drum beats and guitar grinding whilst Wangan wraps up the volume with a track that is completely different.

Volume 2 features three different takes on TEDDYLOID’s Sleeping Forest track, each with their own unique flair, and wraps it up with Pipo Password. The first version opens the EP with a beautiful, almost acoustic sounding track that is really refreshing and calming to listen to with added oriental notes from flute and string instruments. The second version, the ‘French Touch Remix’, picks up the pace considerably, adding in a funky rhythm and electronic notes inviting a dance-club feel which, in comparison to the opening track on this Volume and the version on Volume 3, (feat. HAL) with its acoustic notes and slower, more relaxing feel, is the more diverse option to listen to.

Volume 3, the last volume released, features the final version of Sleeping Forest but opens with Daikirai (feat. Chanmina) which is one for the fans of musicians like Skrillex and should come with an explicit content warning on the label!

Volume 3 then follows with a couple of versions of Daisuki. The first is arguably the best of the two with pleasant melodies, and again, a dance-club remix vibe to it whereas the banvox remix doesn’t quite appeal to the ears the same way with an extreme, almost tinny, high pitched electronic composition that might just make you reach for the skip button before the song has ended.

You really need to turn the volume up high to truly appreciate the depth of these tracks … turn it up high and blast the electronic sounds through your headphones … dance, soak in the technicality that invades your eardrums, for a mind-blowing set of releases that will leave you positively buzzing from the inside-out.
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