It’s been awhile since I’ve had the pleasure of listening to anything from Atari Teenage Riot. Their track on the Spawn soundtrack with Slayer got me into them and I started to check out their music. Not long after becoming somewhat of a fan since I was already heavily into industrial type music anyway.
The bands latest release is an EP that features the song Collapse of History. On this EP you have a radio edit version, a Mustard Pimp Remix, a T*ts and Cl*ts remix, as well as a music video. As you can imagine, with such a small offering and that the EP contains different variations of the same song, my grade for the EP wasn’t very high.
If you’ve ever given ATR a go you’ll know that sometimes their sound can be complete noise for the sake of noise and other times it can be fantastically constructed pieces of greatness with a very hard edged political presence behind it. With this EP you have the radio edit version which reminds me of early 80’s Manchester electronic with a tinge of the current. It’s enjoyable but not something that I would listen to repeatedly, especially since its overall lyrical message is forgettable.
Dim Mak label mates Mustard Pimps provide a straight digital hardcore version of the song which is perfect for clubbing to and listening to on occasion or for those rare times you just want to throw something on and bounce around the house like a maniac. It’s interesting.
Finally the T*ts and Cl*ts remix carries a heavy bass presence and allows for the songs vocals to exist more so then the Mustard Pimp Remix. It sounds like a proper remix then a 12” club record, still, it doesn’t do enough to both heighten the original sound and carve an individual statement for itself.
I think if you’re a fan your going to snatch this up regardless and if your not your probably going to be on the fence about the EP. Its decent but not overly great. Then again, like I said, it’s three different variations of the same track. As always final judgment is yours. Enjoy.