The lagging drums on "4th Hope" are mere texture behind a cascading wall of synths—imagine a marching band trying to play Kassem Mosse. Percussion is more prominent on "8th Hope," an industrial-inspired tune with the same mournful fake brass now coloured with anxiety. "10th Hope" hinges on an acrid drum break and what sounds like a dusty Bollywood sample, while "11th Hope" a weary trudge through dense sonic muck. The track is half dance, half abstract sound design. It wouldn't be the easiest thing to fit into a DJ set, but it would certainly stand out.
The remixes don't do much to groom the tracks for dance floors, or improve them at all for that matter. Best Available Technology's sparse-to-a-fault "4th Hope" remix sprinkles elements of the original over a bassline that wriggles back and forth. Gang Of Ducks themselves offer up a techno-oriented rework that struggles to break out of an impenetrable wall of filters. You're better off with the originals.