's John Balance
and Peter Christopherson
were inspired by the acid house revolution of the late '80s, their drug-inspired "dance" album isn't quite as indebted to the style as the contemporary work of Psychic TV
. The influence comes through mostly in the deranged effects and vaguely surreal air, though several tracks do increase the rhythmic wattage. For the most part, the duo retained the gothic synth pop of Horse Rotorvator
, but with a special emphasis on stuttered cut-and-paste sections rather than organic instruments and environmental sublimation.