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Huntleys + Palmers celebrate ten years in existence with friends Ivan Smagghe, Rupert Cross and Matthew Herbert! "In The Morning" is a poppy, electronic post-punk record; with Matthew Herbert on rare vocal duties he delivers a serene performance with slightly melancholic inflections and is supported by a shy, steady, arp-bass / kick-snare rhythm. It's intimate, emotive and seems to get better with every listen - the sign of a perfect pop song! French oddball Pilooski offers up an instrumental of the track, keeping the evocative chord progression, stripping away the vocals and adding loose, live, quirky percussion. Next tune, "MMMMMMM" is an Italian-informed electro disco tune with a seriously authentic, retroist mood. Smagghe & Cross master the oscillator de-tune alongwith with a plethora of other advanced synthesis techniques but never lose touch with the delicate songwriting process. Honey Soundsystem's Jackie House remixes "MMMMMM" into something very deadpan, sleazy and interesting; a graphic spoken word narrative meanders through the track while simple Casio drum beats support a plodding bassline. That vocal will have you hooked till the end on this one, drawing you into its riddled metaphors and abstract storytelling... really good!
A1. Smagghe & Cross Feat. Matthew Herbert - In The Morning
A2. Smagghe & Cross - In The Morning (Pilooski Feat Clement Froissart Smooth, Not Criminal Instrumental)
B1. Smagghe & Cross - MMMMMMM
B2. Smagghe & Cross - MMMMMMM - (Jackie House's Generators Tool)