Splitting The Atom [EP]

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  • Summary: The four track EP features Horace Andy, Tunde Adebimpe, Guy Garvey, and Martina Topley-Bird as guest singers.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
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  1. 80
    Sinister remixes of cuts fronted by Martina Topley-Bird and Elbow's Guy Garvey reconnect Massive to their stylistic descendants, while further refining their calm on the verge of chaos.
  2. The members of Massive Attack are using the EP to continue to explore their old sound with new voices, in much the same way that the idea of splitting the atom is concurrently old and futuristic.
  3. Far from being the band that every other band wants to sound like, this compilation-style EP suggests that Massive Attack are indiscriminately mining for something to make their own in a climate that has shifted in favour of producers like Albarn and just about anyone who can fashion bleeping synthscapes.
  4. If the teaser EP Splitting the Atom is any indication, that Burial remix joint will probably make a better and more convincing Massive Attack album than the next actual Massive Attack album.
  5. On Splitting The Atom, though, the duo simply sound like they’ve run out of ideas, unsurprising given the opening half’s attempts to re-visit an album over 18 years old.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Feb 20, 2012
    3
    Ouch! Whilst the real Heligoland album is nowhere near as bad as this, my first listen was in such disgust that a band could take 7 years toOuch! Whilst the real Heligoland album is nowhere near as bad as this, my first listen was in such disgust that a band could take 7 years to produce such garbage. Whilst the score of 3 may appear too low, for the fan, this is nonredeemable... Expand