T-2017 - (4:40) 135 BPM
Coming On Strong - (5:00) 125 BPM
Keep Dancin' - (5:00) 120 BPM
Review: Not to be confused with the French indie/rock band of the same name, Black Bones are a DJ crew from Belfast who are known for their genre-agnostic Glimmers/Alkan-esque club sets. No surprise, then, that this four-track EP for Duca Bianco is a similarly wide-ranging affair. At least two of the four cuts are essentially re-edits, with 'B.E.E.F' biting Heaven 17's '(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang', while 'Keep Dancin' reworks Chris Isaak's 'Dancin' from 1985. The genesis of the other two is less clear, but the angular, strutty 'T-2017' appears to have beamed in straight from mid-80s Berlin while 'Coming On Strong' takes us into pounding Italo/EBM territory.
DB 12 011
20 Dec 22