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On â€˜Cosmic Microwave Backgroundâ€™ AnD put their full scope to work. The result was a record that fidgeted restlessly between a bleeding dancefloor and more airy machinist musings. But even suspended somewhere deep in the voids of space, the duoâ€™s industrial insignia was never too far away. To remix the record, then, it made sense to honour itâ€™s foundations with a carefully curated cast gathered from technoâ€™s outer rim.
Released as a two-part EP, the albumâ€™s eerie, soothing closer gets picked up by Speedy J and Lucy as Zeitgeber and Black Rain who turn in polar re-workings of â€œThe Surface Of Last Scatteringâ€. The monstrous â€œGalactic Motionâ€ also gets treated to a Black Rain overhaul, true to the groupâ€™s seminal post industrial and punk lineage. Sleeparchive and O/Hâ€”the union of David Foster of Huren and Teste, and Orphxâ€™s Richard Oddieâ€”both plump for â€œPower Spectrumâ€, one of AnDâ€™s typical sledgehammer works. The original near pales in comparison to what the pair deliver here. Finally the multifaceted Justin Broadrick of Godflesh, Techno Animal, Pale Sketcher and more turns his heavyweight JK Flesh alias on â€œNon Sky Signal Noiseâ€ with ruinous effect. If you thought AnD couldâ€™t get any harder, think again.