Sunday, September 05, 2010
Flying in from the Pale Music Int.-camp recently was Steve Morell's new single "Loneliness", the first one taken off his album "The Life And Death Of Jimmy Pheres And His Rise From The Underworld". Whilst the original version is a scenic ballad based on campfire'esque guitars, contrasted by piano sounds well fitting into any kind of scary movie soundtrack and Morell's unique voice that's not too far away from Iggy Pop's timbre we see Alexander Hacke of Einstürzende Neubauten-fame serve a slow, epic rework pleasing all those who like their music dark, dangerous and well influenced by Industrial and Doom. UK-based Punx Soundcheck at the controls transfer the tune into a nice piece of so-called IndieElectro or - if one still wants to use this term - Electroclash, replacing parts of Morell's vocals by the voice of their lead singer Sadonis and their final, so-called "Electronic Version" turns out to be the most accessible, radio-friendly mix without necessarily turning Pop in a commercial meaning. If this promo had come in as 12" I'd defo play this.