2018 release. Lionhearts is the artistically ambitious solo project of Seabound singer Frank Spinath whose first effort, the self-titled album Lionhearts. Sound-wise his debut was rather introverted and experimental. Now, Spinath follows up to the album with Companion, a real companion in the true sense of the word. Companion consists largely of remixes made by friends Spinath chose and asked by himself. We know, what you suspect - that this might be a collection of second-rate material, but this is definitely not the case! Companion simply blew us away and is way stronger than the majority of superfluous remix EPs within this genre. It is more club-friendly, catchier than the album, yet still stylistically coherent und a logical successor to the debut from which the original songs come. The remixers are by no means unknown: Iris, Acretongue, Olaf Wollschläger, Forma Tadre, Mildreda, Architect and Ben Lukas Boysen (Hecq) himself, they all epitomize high-class electro and have already collaborated with Spinath in different situations. The reason for the high quality of the mixes on Companion, feast for discerning electronic fans, is still an interesting one. It might be due to the fact that Spinath chose the participators on his own and put the tracklist together by himself. It is also surprising that electronic reinterpretation suits these unassuming songs so well.