Back To Light - Bomb The Bass
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  • Summary: Tim Simenon returned after nearly 15 years to his Bomb The Bass name in 2008 and for his second album, works with Gui Boratto and features vocals from Depeche Mode's Martin Gore.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
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  1. From the monasteric vocal and Union of Knives-esque menace of ‘The Infinites’ to the shades of Hot Chip (‘Price On Your Head’) and Ladytron (‘Boy Girl’), ‘Back To Light’ is another early marker in what’s shaping up to be a stellar year for dance music.
  2. 80
    The stroke of genius was to persuade dreamer-for-hire Kelley Polar, Richard Davis and Paul Conboy to sing on this sparkling LP, resulting in a masterclass in soft synthetic soul. [Apr 2010, p.83]
  3. It may not possess the mind-blowing innovation of 1995’s ‘Clear’, but when something is as darkly gorgeous as this, it’s hard to quibble.
  4. 60
    The resulting album is light and breezy.
  5. A sleek fusion of minimal bass, subtle breakbeats and surpise vocalists. [Apr 2010, p.111]
  6. Back to Light never quite gets it together, but it’s not for lack of trying.
  7. There's nothing wrong with being down, and Simenon does it well. But what Back to Light boasts in studio acumen it lacks in personality.

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