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JEROME FROESE: Dream Mixes I - Ultimate Edition (Remastered 2018)

An ultimate edition that brings these techno versions of 90s hits to life

1 Little Blond in the Parc of Attractions (The Thai Dub) 7:13 2 Rough Embrace 5:27 3 Touchwood (Forest Mix) 6:58 4 Jungle Journey (Reptile Mix) 6:17 5 Virtually Fields 6:47 6 Firetongues (Break Freak Mix) 6:15 7 San Rocco 7:14 8 Catwalk (Dress Up Mix) 7:46 9 Change of the Gods 7:16

10 Bride In Cold Tears (Motown Monk Mix) 5:30 11 Touchwood (Forest Mix - Radio Edit) 4:02 12 Little Blond in the Parc of Attractions (The Thai Dub - Radio Edit) 4:09 13 Catwalk (Black Inx Mix) 8:12 14 Touchwood (Poison Bite Mix) 7:54 15 Sojus 9:19 16 San Rocco (Very Early Demo) 4:31

17 Missing Link (DM1 Leftover later used on Zoning OST) 4:50 18 Quasar (Alternative Version) 3:45 19 Stratosfear 95 (JF Basic Version No Adds) 7:05 20 Thief Yang and the Tangram Seal 5:13 21 Parsec Flying (New Unreleased Track 2018) 7:04

Jerome Froese Music

(DDL 134:55) (V.F.)

(Electronic Rock, EDM, Electronica)

It's been a while since I had tasted Jerome Froese's music. Not that he was not busy! Loom and parallel projects, including one with Claudia Brücken, and then the remastering of the Dream Mixes series. Was it necessary? It must be heard to judge. That's what I did for the pleasure of my readers and with the kind collaboration of Jerome ...

I won't compare each title. I have compared the 2 versions of Little Blond in the Park of Attractions (The Thai Dub) and this remaster and boosted version wins hands down with a more actual sound and a more dynamic rhythmic structure, more detailed. I made other checkpoints, with the same conclusion. As Jerome Froese mentions on his Bandcamp page; the music has more punch, more sharpness with more effects in the harmonies. And he's right! Initially, I was always skeptical about this project. Except that the idea of giving a second breath to titles that had left me of ice in the original editions of Rockoon, Turn of the Tides and Tyranny of Beauty (I still haven't heard the music de Zoning) could not give worse results. But am I still as receptive as when I wrote a chronicle about The Dream Mixes? It was in the fall of 2010 and I've heard a lot of Techno since. So, more power in the sound also means more precision in the small effects that we hardly hear in the original version of The Dream Mixes of 1995. That's what I call small subtleties and with a renewed dynamism and an amplified sound impact, these little details give a second push to my interest. More in Techno mode, Little Blond in the Park of Attractions is definitely better here than it was already better in the first version. Rough Embrace is even more powerful and much better here. The percussive finale of Touchwood (Forest Mix) radiates in this remastering. And it's the same for every title I've chronicled on this blog (here's the