1/29/07 09:21 am - beeporama - The Serpent's Kiss
Isolation Tank is shipping The Serpent's Kiss. I got mine a few days ago. The website indicates that they probably have more in stock, as well as some of the other tough-to-find goodies (like the incredible HECQ remix version of the Holy album).
ISC continues to experiment with interesting presentation, with three square EP-length CDs packed into the elongated box. I was a little disappointed in the comparative plainness of the interior, but it's a cool package nonetheless. The insert card appears to be hand-autographed by the band (not just photocopied signatures).
I won't bore you with a full review, but the music is solid, with most of the remixes fairly faithful to the original. (I was a little disappointed, though, that Beborn Beton's remix of "Seven Lives," perhaps my favorite ISC track, was kind of boring.)
The square CDs shouldn't be a problem for most players, although when I ripped them for my MP3 player the laptop drive made an unusually loud whirring sound (presumably just the air flow). Because getting the discs in and out can be awkward, though, I plan to make copies for listening and keep the originals stashed in the box.