DescriptionNot even a year has passed since we had the pleasure of presenting a wonderful debut the self- titled album from the Italian duo We Love made a splash as probably the most charming declaration
of love for life, love itself, and pop music to come out last year. While other artists crumble under the pressure after their celebrated debut release and stumble from one existential crisis to another,
We Love courageously tackled what is probably the biggest challenge of an artists career and upped the ante with the Timeless EP, their second BPC release.
With this album, they cleverly avoid the dangerous waters which are the exaggerated demands on an artists second work, and ultimately on themselves because they simply stay themselves. As a result, the three brand new tracks on the A-side are all hit-worthy thanks to their unmistakable personality and their pathos, which they bring across with the most charming sense of self-understanding. This is what pop gems sound like. The elegantly arranged mix of sparkling minimal wave synths, subtle guitars reminiscent of New Order, and striking vocals are set in motion by a laid back, yet assertively programmed drum computer. Melancholy and energy unite to form aas it is stimulating.
The flipside, on the other hand, is completely dedicated to the dance floor. Here we find two remixes of tracks off the debut album which are just as equally extended to epic proportions as
they are arranged in compact form. The beautiful album opener Ice Lips is put on its diet by Tale Of Us, a producer, DJ, and remixer team based out of Berlin and Milan. Carmine Conte and
Matteo Milleris credit list may still be fairly limited, but is surprisingly exhaustive their tracks can be found on Cocoon, Barraca Music, and Life & Death. As remixers they shined with their acclaimed adaptation of Thugfuckers Disco Gnome on Life & Death and with remixes for the indie/disco/funk project Who Made Who. An album is almost ready for release on Seth Troxlers label Visionquest.
The Even If remix from Troy Pierce is definitely one of the albums absolute highlights. We don't need to say anything about the antiheros career or the numerous successful remixes that
Troy has laid down for BPC. One thing thats new and surprising (in the best sense of the word) are Troys overly impressive minimal wave tracks, which he creates under the name Louderbach, moving through darker musical realms with the same assured sense of style as We Love does.
This common ground offers up loads of potential, and thoroughly proves its worth with an outstanding floor-filler. Troy speeds up the pace of the album track, thrusts the drums into the
foreground, and lifts the dark veil of melancholy without robbing the track of its captivating atmosphere. This works extremely well, both with the Vox Mix of the 12 as well as with the
Instrumental Remix, which rounds out the album as a digital bonus track.