tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd single review

14/07/2015 : REAPER - Der Schnitter

REAPER

Der Schnitter

MusicCD single
Electro

[90/100]   

Infacted Recordings
14/07/2015, Britta Tabrit

And finally it’s there: The new REAPER Single “Der Schnitter”, released on June 26th on Infacted Recordings.

Vasi Vallis (Frozen Plasma, NamNamBulu) and Gregor Beyerle (L’Âme Immortelle, Skyla Vertex, Nachtmahr) strike back with a 6-track record with 5 different versions of “Der Schnitter”.

After the first beats of “Der Schnitter (im Club)” I honestly found myself wondering “What happened?” Guitar sounds straight from the socket and pounding beats? Lyrics like “Auferstanden aus der Hölle ist der Schnitter wieder da!” – performed like medieval-fashioned chants? It seems as if REAPER underwent quite a developing process during the last (almost) 5 years of silence. Where’s the depression, the blood, where are the dark electronic hearts? It took me some time to let go of the old images in my mind. But as soon as I let myself in for this new stuff, I started to feel more and more comfortable. The song is a wild uproar, a dancefloor-grim-reaper, catchy with a distinctive design. Expect the unexpected!

The second track, “Der Schnitter (mit der Sense)”, is an interesting variation of the first one. Even more crazy and more electronic the song seems to be a bit messy and chaotic. I would say that it is more to my liking than the first one, even though both versions are hard to compare.

'Der Schnitter (beim Trinken mit Henrik Iversen)' is the third edition of „Der Schnitter“ and stays musically closer to the original. The vocals sung by Vasi Vallis’ NamNamBulu band mate Henrik Iversen sound even more ancient and quaint. Like having a drink in modern times, singing songs of bygone days. Brilliant idea!

Track 4 is called “Der Schnitter (by Skyla Vertex). So it’s not hard to guess that Gregor Beyerle has a finger in the reaper-pie here. The voice is grossly distorted. The beats fast and ceaseless. A good interpretation!

'Der Schnitter (Vasi break the Rules)' does exactly what it says on the tin. Vasi breaks the rules. The rules of what? At least of his own music. Autonomously the song is a huge surprise. Break-beat rhythm à la The Prodigy, a bit influenced by Funk and Rap, this version is my favorite. Maybe because I’m really open to experiments and all kinds of electronic music. The completely dark souls among the listeners will surely face a particular task here but c’mon folks…. Life means courage, development and most of all to dare the risks of changes. Keep your mind open and Vasi’s outbreak will definitely broaden your horizon! It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself.

The last track, “Der Schnitter (im Club mit der Sense)” combines tracks 1 and 2. So there’s nothing new to this edit, but I would say it perfects this record and tops it off.

The new REAPER Single is maybe against all expectations (at least against mine) but now I’m really happy. Happy because there’s REAPER – back after quite some time but still full of life, full of zest for action.

I can’t wait to see and most of all hear what the two guys will serve up next!!!

REAPER on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reaperelectro

 

Britta Tabrit
14/07/2015


Music reviews

03
12
THE HERESY GENE
La Luz Del Padre
28
11
PETER BJARGO (ARCANA)
Structures and Downfall
27
11
PLASTIKSTROM
Beton Gegen Angst
23
11
MONICA RICHARDS & ANTHONY JONES
AESTUARIUM
19
11
PSY'AVIAH
Soul Searching
17
11
DAGEIST
Sexy

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

11
12
The Mission - The United European Party Tour 2020
10
12
Postpunk pioneers The Membranes and Kitty Lectro team up for stunning 'Nocturnal' EP
10
12
Los Angeles Synth Act More Ephemerol Debuts New Single, 'Cult Classics'
10
12
On this day, 40 years ago John Peel broadcasted Joy Division's 2nd Peel Sessions!
09
12
40 Years Of 20 Jazz Funk Greats!
08
12
Today, 41 years ago, Public Image released its debut album First issue!

Concert reviews

25
11
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH !! + AMBASSADOR 21 + SUICIDE COMMANDO
MAGASIN 4, NOV 8TH 2019, BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
21
08
LES NEGRESSES VERTES
Live @ Moods Festival, Brugge - Belgium - 2.08.2019
07
08
DIARY OF DREAMS, STAR INDUSTRY, YOUR LIFE ON HOLD, A SLICE OF LIFE, LA SCALTRA
Summer event - za 3 augustus, Schoten
06
08
DE DELVERS, STAATSEINDE
Genste Feesten, Kinky Star , 28 juli 2019
14
07
MIDNIGHT OIL
MIDNIGHT OIL Live @ Rock Zottegem - Belgium - 05.07.2019
15
01
PALAIS IDEAL & DAGEIST
B52 - Eernegem - 16/12/2018

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

09
12
FIX8:SED8
I Could Talk About The Wonder That Is Skinny Puppy For Hours
29
11
TREVOR DUNN (MR.BUNGLE,FANTOMAS, TRIO-CONVULSANT...)
'The hard thing to do is to keep it simple.'
24
11
DEAD HIGH WIRE
‘Dead High Wire Did Not Like To Be Categorized In One Box’
02
11
UNDERTHESKIN
Try To Leave The Listener In A Certain Reflection, And Maybe Bring Some Kind Of Relief
01
11
MIKE WATT(JUMPSTARTED PLOWHARDS)
In a way, the project is a total collaboration!

PHOTOS

09
12
MARK E MOON
Sportkafee Waregem
06
12
SUICIDE COMMANDO
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor Heerlen
04
12
NEAR EARTH ORBIT
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor Heerlen
03
12
DASSWAT
C.C. Palethe Pelt
03
12
DIVE
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor Heerlen
03
12
THE DEVIL AND THE UNIVERSE
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor Heerlen
03
12
CLAN OF XYMOX
Gleiss 22 Münster Germany

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

Articles

26
04
JOBRIATH
Talent To Burn - The Legend Of Jobriath
29
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: THE SPECIALS, SKA AND TWO TONE
27
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: KRAUTROCK AND THE GERMAN MUSICAL REVOLUTION

VIDEO CLIPS

12
12
AN PIERLE
The Golden Dawn
11
12
EUFORIC EXISTENCE
Death by completion
10
12
A SPLIT-SECOND
Mambo Witch
09
12
PROJECT PITCHFORK
Titanes
08
12
REVOLTING COCKS (THE)
Beer, Steers and Queers
07
12
VAST
Touched
07
12
MOTOR!K
Static