Amid flocks of seagulls, Cut Hands' remix of "Serpents" goes to work with clanging percussion, but it's mostly unremarkable otherwise, especially compared to the original's sinister, low-slung approach (and the tribal cacophony usually associated with Cut Hands). Steve Bicknell's "Dyspnea" remix is tunneling 4/4 techno that could do with having the first few minutes lopped off. As is, it demands a long blend in the mix, and the payoff—an amplified array of the original's long, tense pads—isn't quite worth the wait.
The remixes from Florian Kupfer and Ulwhednar easily win out here. Like Bennett, Kupfer takes on "Serpents," and like Bicknell, he opts for a lengthy version. But this one, which keeps the original's ragga shouts, is the record's bruising standout, reveling in overdriven and often-unpredictable masses of drums. Finishing the record on another strong note is Ulwhednar, AKA Abdulla Rashim and Varg, who rework the murky "Sunken Mosque." Their 160 BPM "Airokala" remix drips with nervous energy thanks to rapid-fire hand percussion, twitchy trebles and far-away moans. While the two veterans' remixes leave something to be desired, Kupfer and Ulwhednar's intense methods yield more convincing returns.