With recording on their third album almost complete, Spectres have decided it’s time for one final look back at 2017’s ‘Condition’, which was acclaimed at the time of release, but largely forgotten about by the end of a year which saw some major changes in the band, with frontman Joe Hatt relocating to Berlin and long-time producer Dominic Mitchison joining on bass.
The ‘WTF’ EP pairs one of the highlights of ‘Condition’ – ‘Welcoming The Flowers’ – with remixes of other album tracks by the likes of Metrist, who melts ‘Dissolve’ in an acid bath of broken techno; Elvin Brandhi (aka one half of Yeah You) and Mun Sing (aka one half of Giant Swan) who turn ‘End Waltz’ into, respectively, a glitchy explosion of sound and a tribal industrial monster; finally French Margot and Silver Waves place a noose of ethereal beauty and bloody-minded sonic terrorism around ‘Neck’.
FORMAT: Limited-edition vinyl pressing of 250 of the ‘WTF’ EP presented as a car crash in a bag: windscreen coloured vinyl, a bag of sand, an air freshener featuring a picture of Spectres’ old van (RIP) and the lyrics to ‘Welcoming The Flowers’ in a child’s handwriting, as you might find at the scene of an accident. All wrapped in a sleeve covered in real tyre tracks and skid marks.
1. Dissolve (Metrist Remix)
2. Welcoming The Flowers (WTF Version)
3. Neck (French Margot Remix)
4. End Waltz (Elvin Brandhi Remix)
5. Neck (Silver Waves Remix)
6. End Waltz (Mun Sing Remix)
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