Parts in the post, pt. 57
Under The Influence Of Giants is nothing but a shit name for a band, calling their debut single "Mama's Room" does not make things better and singing about having sex in moms bedroom is not that individual as it seems to them. But anyway - all three remixes by Richard Vision featured on side A are functional and work well with a more commercial ElectroHouse crowd, coming up with a crossover of the named genre and a bit of 80's Pop plus some Wave and Disco, too. Maybe this promo on Island Records has a short half-life period, but a bit of hit-like music is useful from time to time. And btw - forget about the B-Side coze that's too much Pop'n'Candy.
The Scissor Sisters have put out their recent track "She's My Man" as limited collectors edition on Polydor UK these days. A square-shaped picture 8" is always a nice and decent addition to every collector's archive but as long as the music contained is so similar to things like "Like Ice In The Sunshine" it ain't worth a dime, which is a pity if one regards to what a lavish physical production this record is.
Another release on Polydor is Feist's 10" "My Moon My Man". While the original tune is a bit of Jazz-flavored Easy Listening meets Downbeat the remix by Hamburg-based production team Boyz Noize takes this to a more epic, DeepHouse-flavored level and reach a certain kind of dancefloor functionality with their rework. Flipsidewise we've got "The Water" as official Album version plus 2001 Four-Track-Demo - a pure Jazz tune just based upon Feist's vocals and acoustic arrangements perfectly fitting for small bar-/cafe-lounges and NuJazz-venues.