EP – Wake Up – Something for Rockets

Posted by admin on March 15th, 2006

The first thought through my head, when I heard Something for Rockets (SFR) had completed a new EP, was “about bloody time”. Call me demanding, but the self titled album was released in 2004, so to have some new material is great. There’s also been a slight line up change, but that’s neither here nor there, as this is still the SFR you know and love.

The EP contains 2 new tracks and 4 remixes of varying interest. The two new tracks are absolute corkers. Beginning with “I Never Know”, it’s not until the break between tracks that you get a chance to pause for breath. Make no mistake this is driving, edgy, infectious music at it’s best. Track 2, “That’s a Lie” sees mellow as the name of the game, with Rami’s (the lead singers) voice used to good effect.

The rest of the EP comprises of the remixes and this is very much a mixed bag. “Might as Well (Xylos Remix)” is very much in the jungle, drum and bass style, which I have to admit is not my favorite type of music to listen to, but somehow my dislike is kept at bay. “The Line (Homles Mix)” is not too far from the original, with a high speed, high hat sound throughout. However it’s when you get to “Do Me on the Dancefloor (The Pre Valve Sound)” that my ears start to prick up. Yes it again has the drum and bass I loathe, but bugger me if I don’t just love this track. Which just goes to show, that musical taste is a complex thing. The EP rounds things off with “Everybody Loves A Lot (Nonplus Copenhagen Interpretation)” which is probably my least favorite track on the EP, but that’s not bad going. As Meatloaf said “5 out of 6 ain’t bad”, or something along those lines anyway.

Conclusion : For SFR fans everywhere, you are not going to be disappointed with this release. For anyone not familiar with SFR, the first two tracks are excellent introductions to the SFR sound, but the remixes may not be to everyones tastes, so suck it and see.

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