M-803. “Poor Impulse Control [750 degrees of Seperation Remix]” by Jack Off Jill

Track Seven is the final track of this Jack Off Jill EP. It is Officially Listed as One song, but the track actually includes two more remixed songs after a minute and two minutes of dead space, respectively. Taking this into consideration, I will break my analysis into three parts.

* Poor Impulse Control (750 degrees of separation mix Morphic Field) – 4:27.

This is the second remix of this song. Where as the earlier remix (track three) was still guitar driven with electronic embellishments, this remix is almost completely electronica, it would fit in perfectly with today’s Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene. The remix name comes from the original lyrics which is repeated during this portion of the track:

I envy your demise
Seven hundred and fifty degrees
When it burned it smelled like you
But it scorched and looked a lot like me

: of which the first two lines of the above verse are reinforced in this remix. This is not astounding, but it is another crucial element of the band’s development as writers, composers and performers.

* American Made (extra metal Tweaker mix) – Starts at approx. 5:25/Ends at approx. 10:39

Unfortunately, the remix title of “Extra Metal” is a misnomer, there is nothing extra metal about it. Having said that, I must recognize that it is a true “Industrial Metal” incarnation that is more reminiscent of Nitzer Ebb than Nine Inch Nails. Putting it in that context, I cannot completely discredit the Extra in Extra Metal.

I am going out on a limb here, but I think Nine Inch Nails was influenced by Nitzer Ebb, as well as other bands that were influenced by Nitzer Ebb, as much as Gary Numan.

* Covet (The Clarice Starling mix)(Put The Lotion In The Basket by Jessicka & Howard Melnick) – Starts at approx. 12:40

This final part of the last track, successfully combines all the previous remix applications prior to this song and adds some additional dubs to totally reinvent the song to the point it sounds like something completely new and different.

Music over album control

Coming up next is the second and final studio album for Jack Off Jill. You will hear how much they have grown as musicians and why I fell so deeply in love with this band to begin with…


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