The train in question is undoubtedly the chugging melody, rising ever upward in its inexorable, entrancing loop. That ego? The steady hi-hat laden beat. Your brain? Your brain.
Label head Anja Schneider pops up on the B-side with her 'Tex Mex Mix,' which along with Kiki's recent 'Cowboy Mix' of 'Trust Me' should allow DJs to make a nice quick excursion to the Old West. It's a solid rework, but it doesn't touch the original's sense of foreboding atmosphere, offering little aside from more prominent hand drums. (As my old friend Hugh Betcha might say, "It's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.")
Pan-Pot, aka Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix, have been steadily building their reputation on the Mobilee and Einmaleins Musik labels with ten singles and a host of remixes. It's been a rather stunning work rate, but it's also created an equally stunning body of work. 'Charly' may just be their best yet.