Art Nouveau Fear Machine 2000
Inspired by a message left on the answerphone of Steve Askew, this rework of ‘Fear Machine’ is really quite different from the original. It also makes you wonder just what sort of phone calls Steve gets!!
When I first heard the track, I wasn’t convinced. A few listens later and I really appreciated what had been done with the track. I’m a big fan of the original, I think that’s a fantastic dark synth sound and everything about it was right. This reworking gives the track a drum ‘n’ bass soundtrack and drops in some lovely acid towards the end, I’d like to think that was a bit of 303 action!
At around 3m into the track, the beat drops to leave the original Fear Machine line and then comes in that fantastic acid which stays with the track till the end unless we get to the beautiful crackle to fade.
Have a listen to the track, see what you think:
And then we have the original to compare, which is just such a superb track:
As you’ll hear, the two tracks are totally different, what do you think about Fear Machine 2000?