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Black Is Beautiful

16 April 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 16 April 2012
  • Label: Hyperdub
  • Copyright: (c) 2012 Hyperdub
  • Total Length: 39:18
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B007LCIH46
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,766 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Colin McCartney TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 April 2012
Format: Audio CD
Avant-garde yet listenable - even pop - Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland's sound reminds me variously of Throbbing Gristle, PIL and Factory Records' artists like Section 25, Miaow, Kalima and even, "Circuses and Bread"-era Durutti Column (check the drum programming). Melodic (in places), sonically innovative (in places), lyrically intriguing (in places), is it entertaining? Well, yes - in places. It's certainly interesting. I've had this album on regular rotation for the last four days in a thus far futile attempt to suss it out, but I'm still not entirely certain what to make of it - maybe it's one of those records that I will suddenly realise is a classic in about 5 years' time, or maybe it's not. The LP does seem to beg to be played as one continuous piece: possibly due to its erratic track timings, tracks within tracks and relatively short overall running time. Could this be some sort of statement against the iPod, short attention-span generation? Or just coincidence?

This CD is also curiously packaged - in a cartridge-style box with no booklet and, other than the word "Ebony" and the Hyperdub logo, no other writing whatsoever (although the album title, artist and catalogue number are divulged by means of a sticker on the top right of the cover).

Certainly the wackiest Hyperdub album releases to date and yet (oddly) far less likely to empty your living room of your in-laws than a Kode 9 LP. Dubstep it ain't. Try it for yourself. Or ask me again in 5 years.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tee Double You Bee Esq on 31 May 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Like what has come before from the Hype Williams stable, this is yet another slippery beast - sometimes patchy, wilfully arcane but not without moments of great beauty. So, as befits an album that provides no information whatsoever, needs to be digested as a whole and craves to be talked about in conceptualist terms I have decided to provide my own tracklisting based on the images the music conjures...

1) Tangerine Clatterdream
2) Frigid Romantic
3) Fetid Gangsta Clap
4) Malcolm McDowell's Haunted Dancehall
5) Mmm... J-Pop, I love you!
6) Colombian Vacation
7) Fetid Gangsta Clap (Slight Return)
8) Bathyscaphe in trouble
9) Never Look Back (from the streets to the penthouse)
10) Seabed Junkyard
11) Billie Holiday beatdown
12) Footwerk on Jupiter
13) Mogadon junglist
14) Broken pimp roll
15) Clockwork owl's lament/ phasers set to stun

A unique experience which rewards with repeated listens.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Toby Lee-Manning on 28 May 2014
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
A great all round album, the duo's best work. Really worth a listen if you enjoy some more experimental, well constructed music.
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