Raw-boned and elastic, Nostrum's "Blow Back 2000" single hypnotizes you into the assumption of dark house theatrics with the Teutonic sheen of elegiac trance. The "Sunbeam" mix is probably the most straightforward with its friendly rise and falls of tapping piano keys, but the other two versions are where the heart really beats. Starting in a mist of tiny Kraftwerkian notes, they both gently hurtle towards a similar crown of Halloween synths that feel like warm coals glowing against your skin. It's difficult to tell whether this was intended to be ominous or moving, but the confusion is more than satisfying.
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AllMusic Review by Dean Carlson