Sometimes artists, or labels, like to revisit well-received cuts from an album and give them their own spotlight. Matt Hill’s debut as Umberto was back in 2009 withÂ From The Grave… and “The Child” was the “hit” off the record, so to speak. “The Child’s” original length onÂ From The Grave… hovered around six-and-a-half minutes and with this rerelease, you get the full version which almost times in at twelve minutes. If you’re not familiar with Umberto, he does a rather progressive form of Italo-disco that gets thrown in with some elements that you might associate with campy B-movie horror films from the 80s – this is exactly what you get with “The Child.”Â Silvio’s mix of “The Child,” which clocks in at over eleven minutes, puts itÂ in a skin that makes it a bit more “club-ready,” yet it still retains its ominous atmosphere. Check out both tracks below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of them. Cheers!
A hugely popular cut in itâs edited form on Matt Hillâs 1st LP âFrom The Graveâ¦â in 2009, the full length version (clocking in just short of 12 minutes) appears here for the first time. As does the flip, a remix by âSilvioâ which is far more beat driven and aimed at the dance floor; imagine some hybrid Daft Punk / Kraftwerk collision and you get kinda closeâ¦
The original in itâs unedited form is a classic. Heavy on that uniquely chilling atmosphere present over Umbertoâs back catalogue, and drawing on a more percussive take to the fright night / Carpenter / Giallo / Goblin sounds commonly associated with Mattâs previous output.
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