Korai Öröm- "Recycled" (KORA 004)
From Aural Innovations #7 (July 1999)
This release takes tracks from all the bands CD's and sees them remixed by various Hungarian DJ's. The techno remix thing is becoming quite popular with various DJ's remixing Hawkwind and Ozric Tentacles, but this is distinctly different. The songs here are more mixed the way the old Jamaican masters like Lee Perry or more recently, The Mad Professor, have done with reggae. The extra techno beats are not layered on but the songs are just remixed and use most of the original Korai Öröm percussion. Since none of the band's CD's have track numbers it is difficult to describe which songs are redone on this CD. On first listen, I did not really appreciate what the DJ's had done but after repeated listenings, the CD really grows on you. The people who have remixed the material are: DJ Ridoo, DJ Titurz, DJ Virgacs, Kalunet, The Unflyables and Emil. This one takes longer to grow on you but it is still KO! Emil said the next CD might be a live one!
You can visit Korai Öröm at their web site.
Reviewed by Scott Heller