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ARTIST
TITLE
Black Beauty
FORMAT
2LP+CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
AREAL 066LP AREAL 066LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/9/2012

Double LP version with free CD. Black Beauty is the second album from Metope for his co-founded Areal Records label. Much like its precursor, Kobol (AREAL 005CD), the album swoons between techno, minimal and house timbres as well as poignantly-colored melodies. Nestled amidst eerie dance moments such as "No Self-Control," "Deep Sheep" and "Alive," however, are these woozy, country-kissed ballads like "So Cutoff" and the riff-led "Rough Romance" that ply Black Beauty with blues and soul. Married with Metope's warped and wonky electronic vision -- epitomized by the album's serene slo-mo conclusion, "Blood River" -- Black Beauty is a blissfully tender listen, while providing left-field DJs with plenty of weird and wonderful floor fodder to play with. The album features guest appearances from Areal artists Sid LeRock (aka Pan/Tone), Undo and Stiggsen as well as electro-blues guitarist and singer K_Chico.