Techno with a humorous side.
There's also trance on Sharp Like A Razor, along with pirate radio MCing, happy hardcore vocals and a bit of what you might call hip-techno. Let's deal with hip-techno first, because it's pretty outrageous. The Scottish duo layer a hip-hop-style sample, which could have come from a '90s scratch-tool vinyl, over an obese kick drum and thick, trancey arpeggios. Whether you love or loathe how lurid it is, "Arkhangelsk Nightmare" will provoke a reaction. The same is true of "Sharp Like A Razor" for the exact same reasons. It uses almost identical basic elements—yep, even the MC chat—to rouse its imagined rabble. "Another Day" is both the fastest and happiest track here, thanks to a female vocal that could have brought tears to the rave circa 1994. There's actually a hint of restraint on "Fantazia 2003," which unites a tricky broken beat and a trance-style synth array. It's strongly executed, but ultimately this EP is about dancing like an idiot.