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Child Bite

"Exquisite Luxury" remix EP

Suburban Sprawl Music

Genre: experimental

Aug 13 2008

On the eve of the release of their latest album, Child Bite have issued this short remix EP, featuring tracks from their debut album Wild Feast cut up and reassembled by Vice Cooler (XBXRX/Hawnay Troof) and Scott Allen (Thunderbirds Are Now!) - three by the former, and four by the latter. Notably, each remixer has his own distinct sound. The three tracks from Vice Cooler are considerably more experimental and cacophonous than those by his counterpart; the instrumental death-banjo of "Swamp Art" is Vice's best offering - his other two are all exciting and enthusiastic, but not much for repeated listening. Scott Allen's remixes, meanwhile, offer more in terms of danceability, and profit from that fact considerably. Particularly noteworthy are the spastic teen queen beatz of "From the Eighteen Hundreds" and the dense melodic dance-insanity of best-of-record "Double Wildcat."

Importantly, this wonderfully designed EP comes with some clever "enhanced CD" chicanery, the prime component of which are music videos for all seven tracks. Particularly wondrous are the videos for "Broach For Two" and "Double Wildcat," and "Wink Wave (With A)" is worth checking out for a giggle, too.

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youuuuuuuutube!: double wildcat video, broach for two video, wink wave (with a) video

Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 7 tracks + 7 videos, distributed by the label, released 2008]