This new ep is a tribute to Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai and a part of Wist Records' biographical fanzine series, musical releases inspired by influential figures. The ep comes with a booklet with artwork by the Lichtenstein artist, Manfred Naescher. The concept seems to fit perfectly, since Nadja comes up with gloomy, cinematic and heavy soundscapes, much like on the albums I mentioned in the opening paragraph. Metalgaze, shoedoom or whatever you want to call it, this is Nadja at their best again.
At least, the album opens with two heavy piece of drone-doom with the massive tracks '2046A'and 'All Memories Are Traces of Tears'. 'Cop223' takes on a more dreamy, calm approach and 'Cop663' shows a bit more of Aidan's krautrock backgrounds. This is my favorite track on this ep, slowly getting heavier and more hypnotic, and a perfect herald to the harsh closer '2046B'. In all, Nadja once again succeeded to come up with a varied and quite stunning ep, which of course comes highly recommended if you're a fan of this duo.