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Brilliant release (this is how EPs should be done!),
This review is from: Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell (Audio CD)
This release makes full use of and EP release (rather unlike the slightly dissapointing Fight Test ep). The new songs on it are absolutly FANTASTIC! If you loved Yoshimi (like me), but more so loved the Soft Bulleton (also like me!) you'll be glad to hear that these songs bring back the great orchestral porduction and plain fun of Soft Bulleton and make it sound better than ever!
"Assasination of the Sun" is possibly one of the best lips song out there, its great fun, but also has the classic lips provocative lyrics. "They have begun to assasinate the sun" is sang with so much heart and emotion that, even though its a negetive line, its sounds wonderous! This song is so exciting and great i can't recomend it more!
This is not all we get though! "Fly on a Sunbeam" brings back the style of the brilliant instrumentals of the soft bulletons, and adds the trumpet style of Yoshimi and Christmas on Mars instrumentals. "A Change at Christmas" is not only a great lips song, but a great christmas track. Again a valuble messege is put forward during a brilliantly catchy affair. Waynes spoken word approach reminds me of the great chemical brothers duet "The Golden Path"
But the amazing "Sunship Ballons" is the biggest supprise. Fun, happy, uncomplicated and guitar based this song is not typical lips, but is all the better for it! It glorifys sex and is great to move to, and should be a welcome addition to their live set. Although i'm not a great fan of remixes, the ones provided are pretty fun, and so i fully recomend this release to any lips fan, and any music fan in general!