This is miles ahead and miles better than the blueprint of their first LP. Not saying that was all that bad, far from it - the Neu motorik beat/ fuzzy early Stereolab pulsing organ friendly sound was on the money - it just was a bit samey. With this new EP they have manged to throw a bit of light and shade on proceedings - the arrangements are more diverse and interesting. Exhibit one, when lead track 'President's casual pace is interrupted by a synth sqiggle and then explodes in a right royal rave up. Biggest change, of course, is the introduction of vocals. Again this lends the songs much more character and depth. Good work girls! Have a gold star and take the afternoon off.
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