Sinister Nostalgia

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All Music Guide - Dean Carlson
Although the prospect of a Switchblade Symphony remix album promised a welcomed update to what the band had touched upon in the semi-electronic Bread and Jam for Frances, the idea was a great deal better than the results. Particularly disappointing was the fact that Razed in Black, Endanger, Rosetta Stone, and Nitzer Ebb's Julian Beeston seemed to treat the challenge as a chore. The most complicated reinterpretations were ones with pointless reverb-drenched hi-hats or portentous 4/4 house beats and none of them renewed any interest in the under-appreciated neo-goths, which was assumed necessary in exercises like these. In the end, the thrill of hearing the Sandman-reading ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dean Carlson
Although the prospect of a Switchblade Symphony remix album promised a welcomed update to what the band had touched upon in the semi-electronic Bread and Jam for Frances, the idea was a great deal better than the results. Particularly disappointing was the fact that Razed in Black, Endanger, Rosetta Stone, and Nitzer Ebb's Julian Beeston seemed to treat the challenge as a chore. The most complicated reinterpretations were ones with pointless reverb-drenched hi-hats or portentous 4/4 house beats and none of them renewed any interest in the under-appreciated neo-goths, which was assumed necessary in exercises like these. In the end, the thrill of hearing the Sandman-reading Shirley Bassey growl of Tina Root in a new context evaporated quickly. Only Meegs Rascon's Tricky-designed "Cocoon" remix played to the band's strengths rather than countermined them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2001
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • UPC: 741157112528
  • Catalog Number: 1125
  • Sales rank: 178,855

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sweet (6:52)
  2. 2 Dollhouse (4:56)
  3. 3 Dissolve (5:14)
  4. 4 Cocoon (5:20)
  5. 5 Clown (4:57)
  6. 6 Insect (4:15)
  7. 7 Dissolve (5:44)
  8. 8 Invisible (4:37)
  9. 9 Rampid (4:35)
  10. 10 Witches (4:14)
  11. 11 Naked Birthday (4:24)
  12. 12 Cocoon (3:47)
  13. 13 Dirty Dog (5:50)
  14. 14 Wicked (13:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Switchblade Symphony Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Rosetta Stone Remixing
Julian Beeston Remixing
Kevin Haskins Remixing
Mark V. Producer
Switchblade Symphony Producer
Susan Wallace Remixing
Coal Chamber Remixing
Razed in Black Remixing
Eunah Lee Graphic Design
Keith Hillebrandt Remixing
Apoptygma Berzerk Remixing
Meegs Rascon Remixing
Endanger Remixing
Nine Inch Elvis Remixing
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