Cause + Effect

Cause + Effect

by In the Nursery


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Cause + Effect

As a celebration of ITN's longevity and a sign of the sometimes not always apparent influence they've had over the moons, Cause + Effect is a fine, enjoyable collection, featuring a slew of artists old and young reworking a number of songs from all over the band's extensive collection of work. Unsurprisingly, given the Wax Trax association the group had in the late '80s, there's an industrial/electronic body music bent to many of the new versions, with one of the most surprising coming from the breakbeat-meets-drone excellence of Attrition's revision of "To the Faithful." The goth underground pays a bit of homage as well, with Faith & the Muse serving up a duly spooked-out take on "Angelorum" that amps up all the majesty of the song to an impressive degree, while one-time tourmates And Also the Trees bring their own guitar elegance and theatricality to a fantastic version of "Corruption." Dramatic highlights include a flat-out amazing take on "Belle Epoque" by Chandeen that through additional female vocals and keyboards somehow makes the Duality lead-off even more momentous. In a nice twist, the band themselves contribute a track, but it's not a remix -- instead, it's a seemingly conservative cover choice, if only because Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" has been covered by so many people over the years. To their credit, though, the brothers Humberstone find a new, stellar beauty in it, their dramatic, string- and wind-led arrangement miles away from the original but keeping the same central pace and melody. Hearing them sing the familiar lyrics in a deceptively calm but still affecting way as everything gets more lusher is a fine blend of past and present, an honoring of roots from where the band are now rather than where they were then.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2002
Label: Itn Corporation
UPC: 0718757012527
catalogNumber: 5701252
Rank: 231216

Album Credits

Performance Credits

In the Nursery   Primary Artist
And Also the Trees   Track Performer
Attrition   Track Performer
Steve Bennett   Track Performer
Haujobb   Track Performer
Faith & the Muse   Track Performer
Dolores C. Marguerite   Vocals
Chandeen   Track Performer
Flesh Field   Track Performer
Seize   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Cause & Effect   Engineer
Stephen Young   Remixing
Mike Brown   Remixing
William Faith   Remixing
Ian Ross   Remixing
Justin Jones   Remixing
Jem   Producer
Harald Lowy   Remixing
Martin Bowes   Remixing
Tom Shear   Remixing
Daniel Myer   Construction
Sandrine Gouriou   Remixing
Héctor Ruíz   Executive Producer,Sound Design

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