Ever thought you could take a punk rock band and turn them into a dance music hit? Well, the folks at DFA records have already done it. Taking punk bands and programming their drum beats- extending intros and breaks, DFA has created a niche in the house/techno genre that nobody thought could be done. In particular, they've brought a new breath of life to a stale live music scene by signing New York City's popular punk group The Rapture. This EP is already popular within the house, techno, live, and electroclash scenes and it's beginning to blow up elsewhere. The original version with wailing vocals is probably the version you've heard before, but check out Morgan Geist's instrumental remix(2) with guest trumpet blows by producer James Duncan. Geist is known for his work as half of Metro Area, the most in-demand producers around. On the flip, "Silent Morning" is a change of pace, but a slow-tempo stormer nonetheless. Recommended.
reviewed by James Patton 10/2005