Over the last couple of years, Phase Fatale and Silent Servant have spent a lot of time working together, regularly joining forces for live shows at left-of-centre electronic music events across Europe. This EP is, according to the label releasing it, the duo's attempt to "harness the cathartic energy of the stage into a physical medium". In other words, these are studio versions of regular live favourites. Energy abounds through out, from the Nitzer Ebb-ish stripped-back thump of A-side "Plastic Motion" (all restless arpeggio lines and creepy industrial noises), to the Cabaret Volitaire in full industrial funk mode shenanigans of "Confess". "Tausend Heilige", a particularly metallic, triple time trip into angular industrial territory, completes a fine EP.
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