The Love Theme – One
A modern troubadour’s tale, One examines the themes of forbidden romance, courtship, sex, and procreation. Gone are the days of sappy guitar serenades played on one knee. In the future, producers will tell love songs with drum machines, loops, and samples. With this release of The Love Theme, that future is now.
One is the first of two EPs in a series, to be capped off by a full-length album. Vast in scale and stretching both musical and cultural boundaries, The Love Theme is perhaps Dominic’s most ambitious work to date.The opening track, “Indian Girl,” ties western string arrangements together with classical Indian vocals using breakbeats and examines attraction in a world where old and new values can clash.
A brilliant example of Asiatic vocals sampled into an endless electronic space adventure “Indian Girl” Eddy Temple Morris-XFM
Attraction becomes courtship in “Johnny Promise,” a Latin-American influenced piece that starts at a simmer and boils over into an extraterrestrial tango that explores love in the internet age, where nobody is exactly as they seem.
“Timbo” is the literal and metaphorical climax of the EP, an orgasmic tongue-in-cheek reference to giant wood. Of course, actions have consequences, and the closing number, “2116” brings the EP back to earth while juxtaposing man’s desire to explore space with the sperm’s instinctive search for a home.
Permanent Damage Records May 15th, 2010