Retina EP (Remastered)

by Dead Agent

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The Retina EP was first released in 2014. It was my first foray back into releasing music in 4 years, following Rehabilitation in 2010. Rehab was really just a collection of miscellaneous tracks I had written with various tools over the years, from 1999-2010. The Retina EP was another collection, but it was all written in Ableton Live, starting in 2011, off and on until I got motivated to do a release in 2014.

After releasing SGT_SLTR_MLN, listening to these old tracks was… interesting. There were some solid ideas here, but the production was relatively poor. “Middling” in particular was an over-compressed mess, but the whole thing sounded pretty flat. I’m not a great mixer, but I learned a lot since 2014, and I think SGT_SLTR_MLN demonstrates that (with excellent mastering by Jules Seifert). And frankly, there were some flat-out _mistakes_ in the mixes that I’ll leave as an exercise for the listener.

The nice thing is that I still had all the original tracks, and I was still using Ableton Live, so I kicked around the idea of doing a remaster. I wanted to give these tracks new life, especially for the fans I’ve gained thanks to SGT_SLTR_MLN.

So, that's what I did, and here is the result. I hope you dig it.

- Ed Finkler/Funkatron 2019-01-25


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Tracks 1-3, 5-7 are licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/). Contact info@deadagent.net for other licensing options.

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released January 25, 2020

Tracks 1-3, 5-7 by Ed Finkler
Tracks 4, 8 by Ice T, remixed by Ed Finkler

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Dead Agent West Lafayette, Indiana

Combining industrial, chiptune, synthwave, IDM and EBM influences, Dead Agent creates a unique style of aggressive electronic music.

Ed Finkler, also known as Funkatron, has been making electronic music for 25 years – originally as machine rock project Cult of Jester in the mid-late 1990s. Since 1999 Finkler has created genre-mixing aggressive electronics as DEAD AGENT
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