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Lords of Acid

Little Mighty Rabbit

(Metropolis; US: 27 Sep 2011; UK: Import)

Should we be surprised that Lords of Acid have announced their presence to the world with what essentially amounts to audioporn? On the contrary, there is nothing at all surprising about Little Mighty Rabbit, Lords of Acid’s first new recorded output in over 10 years, but it’s exactly what they needed to release to remind people what they were missing without them. Praga Khan and DJ Mea’s work here is completely over the top—the topics of the three original tracks are a very special vibrator, a foot fetish, and bodily fluids—and you can dance to all of it.  “Little Mighty Rabbit” might actually be the weakest of the tracks, with the male vocal chants getting in the way of the sinister, smooth sound of the rest of the track; “Drowning in Ecstasy” is the most immediately dance-ready of the songs here, while “Sole Sucker” is both hilarious in its ridiculousness and appealing to those whose Lords of Acid tendencies are more on the rock ‘n roll side. “Little Mighty Rabbit” is, however, helped along by the nine(!) remixes on the single, most of which actually improve on the song. Chris Vrenna’s “Tweaker Mix” actually comes off as dirtier than the original, and Christopher Lawrence’s remix betrays a song that maybe should have been a house anthem to begin with. By the time you get to late mixes like 3KStatic’s “Suburban Secrets” mix, it’s easy to be exhausted, but if you hadn’t found a take on the new Lords of Acid that you enjoy by that point, you probably shouldn’t have been listening to it in the first place. Little Mighty Rabbit isn’t going to replace any of the classic Lords singles for anyone, but it’s a decent way to start.

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Mike Schiller is a software engineer in Buffalo, NY who enjoys filling the free time he finds with media of any sort -- music, movies, and lately, video games. Stepping into the role of PopMatters Multimedia editor in 2006 after having written music and game reviews for two years previous, he has renewed his passion for gaming to levels not seen since his fondly-remembered college days of ethernet-enabled dorm rooms and all-night Goldeneye marathons. His three children unconditionally approve of their father's most recent set of obsessions.


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