Genre/Influences: Ambient, experimental, electronic, electro-wave, EBM.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Right after the release of the new album “Lullabies For The Lithium Age”, this EP features three songs from the album remixed by Australian artist Vince Valentini –who did the mastering of the album.
Content: The title song is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best Snog-songs from the post-millennium years. This remix sounds as sexy-EBM and for sure great dancefloor stuff. The other tracks left (cf. “The Sweet, Sweet Treacle (Of Surrender)” and “Ball And Chain” both reveal an evasive touch, which sounds in the vein of the album.
+ + + : This EP features a great title song –but could David Thrussell have chosen another title song? plus easy listening B-side cuts.“Spätzle Machine” is a great song and this remix is even hotter than the original edit. It also reveals Snog still has this essential visionary touch, which has been always the artist’s trademark.
– – – : Despite the great title song, both tracks left can’t really convince me. The music is easy to listen to, but missing a true apotheosis.
Conclusion: What I’ll keep in mind from this EP it’s great title song revealing hot and avant-garde EBM!
Best songs: “Spätzle Machine – Meta Rmx”.