We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Retina EP (Remastered)

by Dead Agent



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


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.


released January 25, 2020

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


Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.



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
... more

contact / help

Contact Dead Agent

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account