London's Heat From A Dead Star recall the early days of post-punk and push it through a modern mixer with their experimental instrumental sound. 'Elusive Ways' is a trudge through a glum rock swamp previously encountered by Department S. In contrast, 'Joan' features light, airy vocals and guitars which occasionally chime amost blissfully. Then it's back to the dark stuff for the EP's title track; this time with heavier percussion and a throughly evil atmosphere. Yet grimmer still is 'Black Swans'; dominated as it is by ugly synth noises and excitable beats. Granted, the music within is raw and unsettling but it's fascinating and it's difficult thinking of anyone who has nailed a similar brand of music to this right now.