I don't know, maybe I am missing the point or perhaps this ship has just sailed without me but even though this is an electronic institution I'm calling a time out. We have the slow songs: "Don't You Dare Die on Me" which nail it exquisitely; we have the more aggro tunes like "Genetic Fuckup" that are sheer mania but they then get done in different themes, variations if you will. Throughout the entire album. It also seems the previous synthpop album "1-9-8-2" has wormed it's way onto some of these new compositions, "We Are Dust" being the most obvious example.
We also get another installment in the form of "Yes I'm Limited IV" being the bonus disc this time around. The duet/cover of "Don't You Want Me", the Human League classic from 1981, is a corker but some of the collaborations leave me scratching my head wondering what purpose they serve.
Leæther Strip have inundated even die-hard fans like myself to the point where I have to wonder if it's just maniacle creativity or perhaps something more dire going on down on the Strip Farm because let me tell you, much of "Ængelmaker" is very dour in its delivery. The subject matter, at best, is sombre.
Just a thought, a small one: please slow down.