2001's "Return To Central" sees bis rip up their own rule book and start stretching their wings. From the shouty pop-punk-disco of 1997's "The New Transistor Heroes" to the shiny, slick pop of 1999's "Social Dancing", not even the most fanatical bis fan could have envisaged the leap to "Return To Central".
Spending most of 2000 in a basement with banks of synthesizers, samplers and Brian Eno records, Manda Rin (now with whispered vocals), Sci-Fi Steven and John Disco created the cinematic "What You're Afraid Of", the sweeping My Bloody Valentine indebted "The End Starts Today", the Moog-heavy disco of "Protection" and the sad euphoria of great-lost-hit "Silver Spoon".
The massive sonic departure divided the remaining fanbase and was the band's last album until 2014's "data Panik etcetera", but many consider "Return To Central" the band's masterpiece.
Now in expanded form with un-released tracks of the era, remixes and the "Fact 2002" EP, including the famous cover of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart'.
1. What You're Afraid Of
2. Silver Spoon
3. Black Pepper
4. The End Starts Today
6. Two Million
8. Metal Box
9. We're Complicated
11. A Portrait From Space
12. Don't Let The Rain Come Down
13. Make It Through
14. Sound Of Sleet
16. Heartless Particles
17. Return To Central
1. Robotic (Just Last Week) (Syndrum Mix)
2. Love Will Tear Us Apart
4. Shack Up
5. Looking From A Hilltop
6. The European (7''Version)
7. Mamelodi Sundown
9. Love 2 Love U
10. The End Starts Today (Tommie Sunshines "Nail Me Down" Glasgow Summer Freestyle Mix)
11. Telephone Operator
12. Cubis (I Love You) (12''Version)
13. Protection (Ectomorph Chromium Version)
14. Robotic (Adult. Almost Instrumental Mix)