I last wrote about Art Of Noise six years ago. (Read it now, there's useful backstory in there - just be warned that almost every single link on the page has died in those six years.) This was when the band had just completed a series of gigs promoting their 1999 album, The Seduction Of Claude Debussy. Given that this was the first thing they'd done for about a decade, I wondered at the end of the piece what they would do next.
I didn't expect they'd wait six years and then release a four-CD set of twenty-year-old shit from their cutting room floor. And yet, given the ZTT label's long history of remixing and recycling, I suppose it's not that unexpected at all.