Sunday, May 06, 2007
Black & White Rainbow is Super Creep slicked-out and channeled through the ghosts of Sade, The The and Depeche Mode. More overtly optimistic and unfettered pop vocab than the schizo-tones of his 'early' material, a mere three albums and 12 months prior.
Mixed in as 'bonus tracks' is the entire 'Cancer' album, hypnotic and jamba-juicy surrealist funk mixed from vaguely avant-garde layers of weird chord progressions. Drummachines stacked like macaroon ice cream sandwiches.
Assembled following a somewhat overwhelming and mysterious 6-album retrospective debut box set, this single-disc release filters the high points of three years of schizoid-disco, surrealist funk and extreme cabaret split-personality shifts.