- First appearing back in September 2011 as the closer of Jamie Jones's fabric mix, "Fear Of Numbers" may be the defining Footprintz's track. It sits somewhere between Tears For Fears' early output and Violator-era Depeche Mode, with melancholic vocals leading an infectiously haunted groove.
The arrival of the Canadian duo's album earlier this year saw the version from fabric 59 re-mastered, giving the vocals more clarity and the instrumental components more drive, which resulted in an altogether glossier aesthetic. It's hard not to feel the rougher original version is actually superior, but either way, the track is possibly the strongest the duo has recorded. For the first of his three remixes, Leo Zero converts the original into a chunky slab of Balearic. The lyrics seem slightly out-of-sync with their surroundings, yet on the whole the balmy disco angle works surprisingly well. A comparatively flat instrumental version and a rudderless folky interpretation follow—a remix from someone else may have strengthened the package.
A1 Fear of Numbers
A2 Fear of Number (Leo Zero Dub)
B1 Fear of Numbers (Leo Zero Remix)
B2 Fear of Numbers (Leo Zero Alternative Dub)