Founding fathers of the New Romantics and pioneers of the 80s sound, Visage are back with their third CD single from new album 'Hearts And Knives'. 'Never Enough' is the all guns blazing album opening track. It merges thundering Moroder-esque basslines with layers of Robin Simon's effected guitars. Real drums with copious amounts of fills, and Giorgio Moroder style 'Haas' effect snares power the track along. The highlight, however, is the main keyboard riff, which features boldly in the intro and chorus. The lyrics reflect a stormy and failing relationship and set the tone for a more personal approach to the songwriting.
Along with the thunderous original the package comes with a host of new versions and remixes. First up some Pet Shop Boys level of bombastic over-the-topness with co-producer John Bryan's Widescreen version. Here the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra transform the original into a filmic synth-pop odyssey.
Next up is Jersey-based Marc Mitchell. A longtime Visage fan, Marc remixes the song into an angular synth powerhouse. He ends his remix with what sounds like his own personal synth solo tribute to Billy Currie.
Italian producer Bottin (known for his collaboration with Rusty Egan on Blitz Club Records, amongst other masterful achievements) gives us his own Moroderesque cruncher.
Dublin-based Lasertom turns the groove down to a slo-mo pace with his epically building version.
To show that the Visage chaps have their live chops, the label have included a live-as-it-comes version of their classic hit 'The Anvil', recorded at their first live show in June 2013 at the Hoxton Bar & Grill.
To round things off the release features an 'Orcapella' of the Prague chaps at their finest. 30 beating human hearts.