EP METROPOLIS RELEASE: APRIL
23, 2002 REVIEW: MAY 17, 2002
are back. The ever restless Daniel Myer and Dejan Samardzic presents the
first material from the upcoming album "Vertical Theory".
The sound has again changed a little from what was evident on "Polarity".
It is more danceable and upbeat, and is still also very good. Daniel's
singing has not sounded as good in quite a while, and the melodies are
spot on. A killer track, and that special Haujobb style is there too.
The other new track called "Course" is an instrumental, and
is getting my legs shaking (in a good way), but it does not reach the
heights of "Penetration". The
rest of the EP is filled to the brim with remixes from a great assortment
of people, such as Assemblage 23, Forma Tadre and Converter. The "Floormix"
is the one that has been playing in clubs, but the "Future Fuck Mix"
is pretty suitable for that purpose too. It's a very "future-popish"
rendition of the title track. Tom Shear - aka Assemblage 23 - has made
a cover of the song "Dream Aid" from the Haujobb album "Freeze
Frame Reality", and it is stonkingly good. At least if you like A23,
which I do. His remix of "Penetration" is damn good too, and
gives a nice twist to the song. The other remixes are also great, with
lots of variety between them.
is a really impressive EP, but I get a feeling that Daniel is moving towards
more accessible material because of the bad sales of "Polarity".
I hope that is not the case, but as long as the new material is this good,
we have nothing to worry about.