2004. "It was long rumored that the seminal 'Teach Yourself
To Crash Cars' album was planned as a double. The myth grew
when a copy of 'Pt 2' was supposedly spotted in a
backstreet record shop in Berlin, next to TD's 'The Keep'
LP. It wasn't until Buchloh's studio was being relocated
that rumour became reality. In amongst a box of various
EM albums was a white label master which simply had written
on it 'Arcane 33 1/3 RPM'. It was unmistakably the long
lost part 2, and this is a digitally remastered transcription
of those sacred grooves which is presented here as the first
two tracks. In keeping with the vinyl origins the
packaging is a microcosm of gatefold reminiscence,
with the CD itself mimicking its long-play forebears.
It is hugely effective, and the moody imagery fits the
concept to perfection. Overall this is an enthralling album,
and the key features that
make Arcane one of the very top EM bands of the moment
can be found in abundance. The remastering has been
handled very well, the packaging is great, it really
is another outstanding chapter in this band's already
illustrious portfolio. Quite simply a "must buy".
--Reviewed by GG at Synth Music Direct