But while "The Angst" has little to do with dance music, the groove is an undeniable one, complete with delicate guitar lines, basslines that do little more than mark time and voices that amble in from the sidelines every so often to wordlessly offer up some atmosphere. The track eventually grows in intensity, but it's a slow burn of distortion and digital interference that lives up to Faust's ideal of kosmiche, in which random detritus was thrown into the mix to keep listeners on their toes. Just when we thought Hell had become rote, he pulls us back in.
Hell brought in Peter Kruder to help out with "Day" and his A&R eye is equally as laser-sharp in asking Henrik Schwarz to provide the remix. Schwarz's take is just as intense as the original, pitting melody and harmony against one another as a mournful voice moans over top. Schwarz's usual bouncy beat works wonders in providing the needed propulsion and while it never really goes anywhere, it's endless simmer is enough to keep you interested.