A Perfect Circle

aMOTION

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The supplementary release to the somewhat inconsistent Emotive is a treasure trove of delights. The first disc is a DVD showcasing the complete videography of the group, which for most APC fans would be a must-have on its own. The group has always paid special attention to its visual aesthetic, showcasing the story of the song rather than the predictable fare of a band performance. Each song is painted as its own mini-movie, with the song acting as the narration. The second disc is a remix showcase of APC's most well-known songs and singles. The production team of Nine Inch Nails associate Danny Loherer and Telefon Tel Aviv co-founder Joshua Eustis are quickly becoming the Neptunes of the industrial rock set, and their four remixes here further reinforce that notion. Taking each track and deconstructing them with great sensitivity and reverence to the original, the results not only equal the original songs, but in some instances best them. To APC's credit, putting these songs in the hands of others and inspecting them under a different light not only shows the depth of detail that Billy Howerdel puts into each song, but how high quality control truly is. Those disappointed by Emotive will find redemption in this collection, and those who enjoyed it will be spoiled absolutely rotten.

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