Label: Antler records
A2 Drinking sand
A4 Close combat
B1 Check it out
B2 Cybernetics and Pavlovian warfare
B3 Ballistic statues
To put this record on and hear the piercing lead that opens the intro of the EBM classic Rigor mortis is allways a treat. It's one of those rare songs, that even after 24 years, fills you with energy, put a smile on your lips and a groove in your hips. I belive I will never get tired of this song.
A song that have recently become a favorite for me is Neurobeat. A song that passed me by before, but when I recently re-discovered this album, it just popped out and fascinated me. It's an up-tempo song with a pretty straight forward rock-song structure. Love the base-intro with it's New wave feel.
Another classic on this album is the song Check it out. Hard and heavy with really cool electronic sounds. Also a song that stands the test of time.
The ending song Ballistic Statues is a 8 minute long groove of arpeggiated base and electronic drums with samples from Richard Nixons adress announcing his resignation as president of America in 1974. Feels like they needed something to fill out some time in the end.
Still, this is a classic EBM album, and the first five songs kicks some serious ass. Skip the last two songs and you have one of the best 'EP:s' ever.
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