Recent single “Black Powder” sets the tone when it starts the album off with its seven minutes of dark dance delirium, and from there on “Klunk” revels in noisy electro mayhem. “Botox” is everything a 21st century DAF should be (minus the vocals), “Din 13” takes off where the skipping, monstrous “Din 9” from the first 12 inch ended, and with its accelerating and decelerating bleepy bass and supremely stiff snare attacks “Sweatbox” is the most unlikely dance floor hype this side of Aphex Twin’s “Windowlicker”. I can’t help but to be somewhat disappointed in “1 X 1” though. The combination of guest singer Douglas McCarthy’s vocals and Motor’s futuristic body leanings could have produced something amazing, but sadly they’ve settled for letting McCarthy grunt sleazily over the probably least inspired music on the whole album. The result is certainly not a bad song, but severely lacking when one thinks of what could have been.
As a whole, the barrage of “Klunk” may be a bit much to take for most people. An hour of Motor could probably give the most stable brain hallucinations, inducing images of robots emerging from desolate scrapyards while producing the most disturbing noise. Inject Motor in appropriate doses, however, and the metallic klunk it makes works wonders.
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