NEO005 // APOLL VS. HAKAN LIDBO
SECRETS OF THE SATIN BLUES EP
In recent times sometimes men and women come to me and doeth speak: “what may that be?”. I carefully then put down my garb and retort: “see, God has created me thus. And “that” is a Song, a song which Hakan Lidbo created and then did Apoll create others in such a way as to balance the achievements of the first. “And then the people do frolick contently and dance and make merry.
So, what does that mean?? Well, Hakan Lidbo, the man from Sweden (yes yes, “you already know him”), has shared a vocal-line with Apoll. The title is “Secrets of the Satin Blues”, and the music does not sound like that at all. Hakan, who was, these last years, sometimes quite close to popmusic, has done a mix which is for sure VERY far away from pop; kinky drums, kinda midtempo, and synth-sounds as sweet as a toothache. But, please note, f***ing great!
Apoll, on the other hand, strikes back with a not less great mix, which is not an example of classic songwriting either, but its shape and size and also its deeply felt crispness make it a fine example of northern-atlantic 3rd millennium dance-music… a breathy “baise-moi” accompanied by hard rubber bullet-like bassdrums, analog-synthethic tones from the acoustic refrigerator, and a melody-fragment made of about 4 tones that will stay in your ears like an ABBA song (yeah, hello Sweden).
This record is, like any NEOPREN-record, a must! But be careful and listen to the Apoll-side first.