Here we have another little taste of what come come with Italians Do It Better’s forthcoming, and long awaited, After Dark 2 compilation. This look behind the curtain comes in the form of Glass Candy’s absolutely epic, seven minute, Extended Runway Edit of The Possessed. No doubt an extended runway edit because it soundtracked some high-concept fashion show in recent months, as is Glass Candy tracks wont.
A beautiful, minimal seven minutes of synthetics. The Possessed pairs a stripped down Italo bassline with a slower tempo to a creeping background dread. This plays nicely against the more optimistic, warbling lead lines and sweeping synths. The contradiction is matched in Ida No’s vocals, sounding quite upbeat as she lays down some melancholy lyrics. The Possessed is deserved of it’s seven minute length, it;s a track you just have to go with and enjoy the experience.
Taking the crown for spookiest post today is the always excellent Glass Candy and their cover with vocals/tribute/homage to John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ theme. With just hints of the theme amongst deep pulsating electronics and Ida’s unsettling vocal, it’s creepy stuff.
Alberto Rossini has directed an equally creepy, yet somehow still retro cool, video for the track.