Thursday, 9 February 2012
A Sow's Ear & A Silk Purse
As much as I like Moby, I could never abide his far-too-frequent forays into thrash metal. The awful 'Animal Rights' album is the foremost example of this ill-advised genre-bending, and it was that opus from which 'That's When I Reach For My Revolver' was culled. Barely listenable in its original form - unless you are a fan of Slipknott - the track has been completely deconstructed and remade by those stalwarts of the dance music scene, Rollo & Sister Bliss. A building, hypnotic epic wrought in their own singular style, Rollo & Bliss' production values perfectly complement Moby's introspective vocal. If ever there was an instance of a turd being successfully polished, then this remix is proof of that concept.