What a prodigious comeback for the American solo project Equitant commanded by Raymond D. Heflin! This time, he implements a new re-mixed & re-mastered compilation, documenting the past five years of Equitant music. This release features tracks taken from the best of his vast discography: “Body Vehement Remixes – 2013”, “Body Vehement – 2012”, “Flash of Light – 2011”, “That’s All – 2009”, “Dynamism – 2009”, “Mekanik Remix – 2008” & “Mekanik – 2008”.
You don’t exactly expect hard techno-EBM coming from Texas (USA), and yet Equitant is a project that has actually been active since the early 1990’s. Equitant stands for high-tech & modern techno-EBM, and can be defined as an offspring between bands like Nitzer Ebb & DAF at one side, and a darkened Giorgio Moroder at the other. You hear some of the hardest beats in old-school EBM, with a touch of old-school techno, and a great deal of hard energy stemming from 1980’s electronic music. The mix of both styles is simply irresistible and injects a refreshing boost to the traditional electronic music of today.
Retrospekt 2008-2013 includes 13 tracks that establish an immediate and vivid synergy with the listener by waves of electronic dance formulas, hypnotically reworked with impeccable precision. Mechanized rhythms, obsessive sequencing, and succinct vocals create a mid-tempo/up-tempo concatenation of sounds reminiscent of old-school EBM, embellished by ultra-modern arrangements. This intense track list celebrates the rite of electronic dance music, further embellished by a particular spatiality, which makes this release truly irresistible. The release is also backed by outstanding guest vocal appearances from some of the undergrounds best: Lea X (USA), Yasmin Gate (Germany), Stephan Busche (Germany) & Bastian (France).
Expect an album which emanates a contagious technological aura. Excellent blends of techno, EBM & dark-disco that will make you dance for an incalculable amount of hours. Emotional, intense, impassioned – this is real electronic dance music with a backbone. The best of Equitant at maximum power!