Black Is Back
7 May 2012
|Black Is Back (Classic Vocal Mix)||Super8 & Tab|
|Black Is Back (Club Mix)||Super8 & Tab|
Black Is Back (Classic Vocal Mix)
Black was the new yellow. It was the colour. Now, it's returned to take its place, though not as a remix of BITNY. "Is back" is right: this black ice smacks of an older time. The anachronism seems more suited to 2010 than 2012. Even their 2006 song Won't Sleep Tonight sounds as modern as this. Between Awakenings & Fiesta, this fits like a beluga in a thimble. Finland's finest trance duo return to Above & Beyonds Anjuna with this anthemic peak timer, leading into the release of a 'Retrospective' album says the synopsis. Which album is this? It's not Unified. Google Play lists the release date as 12 Spetember 2005, which helps to explain something. Why reuse a synopsis written seven years ago? Nobody knows.
But this parasensical sentence is not the worst one here: "But I am old, but I am told, that I'm a man', Jan David Streater Burton sings. The utter confusion & dissonance of what the lyrics are is hilarious, & even that's the only part I'm sure of. & the lyrics
- have no connection to the title
- support gender roles, in a way that A & B didn't. Most (AB) lyrics are pure drivel, like the tunes they convey (sometimes).
Black Is Back (Club Mix)
Which is why the Finns cut them from this superior upmix. EVen though it's not revolutionary, it solves all the problems. We start this off time with titanically hard dubversive material, more electrical than any other ķůṱs will be for centuries. After they burnt a power generator, & recorded the sounds of it dying while being charged, they inserted jannahising hints at the nectarfest to come.
How could they have elevated the tune from one floor of Folkvangr to another? It's the same keys, but punched into the smouldering electrical grid of a nuclear plant, the wubversion pulses through skin & bones. As always, the piano sting ribbonises the heart. Blλҫҗ щдṩ ฿₳¢ҟ.
- thin sheen
- cream sandwich
- this amount of incompetence
- Lyrics are useless, if not for protest, or parody, or bodily Roald Amundsening.
- it's deific