Apparently Leftfield played some Nico records to Toni Halliday as a primer before making this record. She certainly caught the drift, because 'Original' is freeze-dried and terrifying. She mouths the words like a foreign language, as if nothing connects properly, like she has no emotions left to take her orientations from. And the music complements that so well: far from the mania of 'Open Up' or the jabbering mechanics of 'Check One', this time they pile up a vision of dark, clinical towers, of a supremely uncaring place.
A masterful creation.
review by Stuart 'The Master' Bailie (nicked from 'New Musical Express', dated 25 March 1995)