This is the 80's synthpop side of Stephin Merritt - another excellent project by the gloomysourpuss that everyone now knows and loves.
Christopher Ewen createsthe wonderful OMD-styled bouncey music, which blends quite nicely withStephin's hopelessly romantic words and voice. Claudia Gonson is alsoon this release, adding a nice variety to the EP by singing solo in thesong "Cafe Hong Kong" and backing Stephin in the remake of "Hopeless(remix)," which was previously on the last Future Bible Heroesfull-length, "Memories of Love." For fans of the Magnetic Fields, orheavily synthesized music, with a humourously depressing twist. Picturethe Pet Shop Boys meeting Leonard Cohen, but with smirky lyrics like"There's no use even trying, because it's hopeless. All of our dreamsare dying of overdoses."