||1.||"Just Be Happy" (5:20)|
||2.||"Sitting On Chairs" (5:33)|
||1.||"Just Be Happy" (Dmitry Distant remix) (7:57)|
Since reforming in 2011, seminal Rochester coldwave collective Eleven Pond have been selective with their outings. With a 25 year gap in their releases, there seemed no point in rushing. Rather, they've honed their sound and recontextualised it within modern references. The crisp production and heavy use of acid on "Just Be Happy" taps into a venn overlap between New Order and Underworld, while "Sitting On Chairs" takes on a much more subdued poetic approach that really relishes in the band's roots. For added future resonance there's also a mean dark room tech by Dmitry Distant. Yet another reason to be happy.
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