Various Artists Funckarma: Refurbished One
- Words: Cameron Macdonald
- Label: n5MD
On Refurbished One, brothers Don and Roel Funcken remix artists who saw God in the likes of Autechre and Plaid, poking their music just to see embers and smoke pop out. They typically set a midtempo rhythm to strut while they scramble it and let hazes of synth melodies float above. Their formula works on the neon rainfall of Blamstrain‘s "Alive in Arms" and Speedy J‘s "Hayfever," but eventually it grows redundant, with all the tracks sounding like they were conceived by the same artist. Many remixers desire this effect; in this case, Funckarma has robbed most of these 14 names of their personalities.
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