Ordinarily I wouldn't do this, but I'm so impressed I am posting this here as well as at www.synthpop.net. I've been rather outspoken in my dislike for ESH up to this point, so it's only fair I do this outspokenly as well. This is the review I just completed for the MCD, and posted to synthpop.net:
I going to declare it now. I've been a rather outspoken non-fan of ESH for quite some time. That has all changed. This is the release I will point to when people ask me, "what made you change your mind?". Simply put, this is the best release ESH has ever put together. Even the issues I've had with the vocals are gone (for the most part, but this stuff is just so good I can overlook the remaining niggling issues). Count To Infinity's John Giacobello aided in production duties for the title track, as well as contributing a remix to the EP. I must say, I may not have cared for his previous work, but his contributions here are extremely impressive. Both his remix and the title track are outstanding, and alone would make this release worth the purchase. And considering that "Little Alfie" has previously been my least favorite of all the ESH tracks, that's saying a lot.
The Synthetik FM and No Comment mixes just serve to underscore what I've already said: this is the best ESH release ever. Synthetik FM turns in what is easily the best remix yet from that project, and No Comment's slow mix is beautiful. This is easily the best MCD I've heard this year. I can't recommend highly enough.