Manbait is a survey of Regis' 2010-15 productions and remixes for Blackest Ever Black. Features three previously unreleased tracks: a brand new Regis take on a lost song by his teenage synth-punk group Family Sex, an alternate mix of Tropic of Cancer's 'Plant Lilies At My Head', and a new edit of his own 'Blinding Horses'.
The 2LP edition features 8 tracks, including Family Sex and Tropic of Cancer, and the now rare sought-after Raime, Vatican Shadow and 'Blinding Horses' remixes.
On BEB sticker affixed to the shrink wrap:
"Fuck this shit. I was hoping to see a long-awaited brand new LP. Not a necklace of flashbacks. Fuck BEB. Fuck Regis. Life sucks."
Daft Punk's debut is pure synapse-tweaking brilliance. In the Nineties, when artists like the CHEMICAL BROTHERS and FATBOY SLIM were bringing in guest-star vocalists and sampling rock records, and ad executives were strip-mining club beats, French duo Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo proved that techno and house could be as elastic, catchy and, at times, as funny as the poppiest pop without diluting its hypnotically driving, acidic essence.
Crystal Castles songs could once be split into two camps, the "pretty" ones and the "aggressive" ones. (III) is by a large margin the most focused record by the band, and front vocalist Alice Glass' lyrics take on a new importance.