Faced with a deluge of ultra-serious industrial techno, Noir & Haze have pushed in the opposite direction. "Around" is a spacey but catchy arrangement, its billowing chords sweeping along the melancholic vocals. Solomun from Diynamic provides two top-quality remixes which turn the original into a dubby groove laced with trancey riffs, while the extended instrumental version is more techno-centric, glistening with shiny synth solos. However, it's the acoustic version of "Around" that will win mainstream support. The vocals are transformed into the campest falsetto this side of the Vatican's Eunuch Choir and the string-led, organic groove is nothing short of seductive.
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