ALBUM ACCESSION RELEASE: DECEMBER,
2001 REVIEW: JANUARY 4, 2002
further established Tom Shear, a k a Assemblage 23, as a favourite EBM
pop act among a growing fan base. It spawned the single "Disappoint",
an emotional piece where Shear tries to deal with his father's suicide.
Properly named "Addendum", this release is sort of attached
to "Failure" with its main content being remixes from this particular
album. Among the remixers are Clear Vision, Project-X, God Module and
cut.rate.box, all of whom manage to put a slightly new angle on some Assemblage
tracks. In all honesty, though, while many re-works are very interesting,
none of the remixes can surpass their originals.
There are three huge reasons for fans of the band to buy this release
anyway, namely the three unreleased new tracks. "Let Me Be Your Armor"
is easily one of the best A23 songs, as is the slower ballad-like "Away".
"Breath of Ghosts" is slightly more aggressive, but impressive
Assemblage 23 is definitely one of the fastest rising stars on the electro
heaven and that is well deserved. "Addendum" strengthens this