We start of with lead single "The Monster" and it's nothing short of glorious. A fine combination of BDSM fuelled EDM and throwback synth-pop, it's easily one of WC's catchiest pieces to date, up there with established tracks like "Beautiful Loser" and "Dorian Grey". It lyrically encapsulates the split personalities of Francis and Control as mindsets and it has all the hall marks, or, should that be spank marks of a top tune. Very much in character, WC teases the listener with follow-up track "Confess". Much slower in tempo, it halts the excitement ever so slightly as if he's using his music to play a game of master and servant...he builds you up then brings everything down, not allowing the release...the track itself is for the most part methodical, but it harks back to the style of electronic legends DEPECHE MODE and it's by no means an inferior song.
"When The Love Is Pain" keeps that rhythmic, 80's sound at it's core fully utilising the synthesizers and in true self-depreciation WC style, it's a very up-beat track fuelled by inner torment and wanting, before we come down again with closing track "Mother Superior". The longest and probably the weakest track on offer here, it's got a very soothing feeling overall, it's quite a soft song, thematically it appears to be centred on the downward spiral of ones mental state through submission, it takes over your life and it oozes melancholy, bringing the EP to a gentle and sensuous climax. So, what can be made of this EP? The first of four, and the first of WC's new neuromantic vision? Well he's clearly focusing on quality, not quantity...and four separate EP's allows him to dabble in styles, try new things, explore new erogenous zones musically...if this is anything to go by, "Revelations" could be his best work to date. Now if you'll excuse me *handcuffed to the bed*...what's the safe word?