While the first
O.S.I. album had plenty of heavy guitar riffs, their second album
had a lot more to do with Kevin Moore's other band Chroma Key. They
- Kevin Moore (vocals, keyboards & programming) and Jim Matheos
(guitars & keyboards) - are a long, long way from being "metal-compatible",
so I am not sure how many of our readers do care, and I must admit
that their music is absolutely not for everyone!
'Re: Free' is a 3
song EP with remixed versions of 3 songs off the second O.S.I. album
"Go" has been remixed by Console - hiding behind this synonym is
German sound guru Martin Gretschman, who count bands like A-ha and
Depeche Mode among his clients.
Kevin Moore has remixed "Kicking" and "Home was Good" - giving the
first a dancebeat and the second one a more simple structure - the
original had some rather odd time signatures. To be honest I do
prefer these versions to the originals, but neither version does
much for me at all...
As a small bonus the EP include the video for "Free", directed by
Andreas Nilsson, a nice video that captures the moodes in the song
Good value for your
money - 25 minutes of music, and if you have a soft spot for
electronica or just have to own everything Jim or Kevin has taken
part on, then this might be of some interest to you. It's actually
nice background music, but again - I am not sure how many of our
readers really care...???