Following a short absence, Christ has returned (that sounds kind of familiar) with his first output since the acclaimed Metamorphic Reproduction Miracle album. This EP will delight those of you with a healthy enthusiasm for the electronic take on the world. In parts there are shades of any number of Warp artists and a distinct similarity with those knob twiddling professors, Matmos.
On tracks such as Marsh Of Epidemics (also brilliantly reworked here by Alias) Christ displays just what it is that makes his music so enthralling: It's a dark and cavernous affair. The understated beats pulsing gently in your ear and the reassuring buzzing of several fridges should be intimidating, but Christ's nimble touch could make the harsh landscape of Bladerunner appear welcoming.
Alter Boy ups the tempo somewhat and brings to mind Sabres Of Paradise when they were on top of their game, while the addition of the Gavin Livingstone video for Always To Play goes some way to explaining just what is in Christ's head. This could be one hell of a second coming.