On the new odds-ends-remixes compilation Recursions, the band persists in exploring its fascination with the melody and instrumentation of the Far East, which pairs surprisingly well with its dark-yet-slick electronic pop foundation.
Sometimes, a remix album is actually a decent album where you can listen to an interesting reworking of a favorite song.
What makes Recursions somewhat different from most post-CD remix platters is the variety of material that encompasses the past decade of the band’s history.
Eric Oehler’s electronic project stands out for its emotion and strong vocals. Tribal beats and world-music influences abound.
Last year’s Excursions not only pulled together electronica, Middle Eastern music, and pop, but also made sense out of the crossbreeds .