PERFECT LOVE by Tyrants in Therapyâ€“â€“Reviewed by Steve Werblun
If thereâ€™s ever been a dance tune that could be considered important, it would have to be Perfect Love, the new release by disco vets, The Tyrants In Therapy.
The Tyrants have long been admired for their infectious combustion of poignant lyrics, smoldering beats, and memorable melodies, and this revisiting of their roots is a perfect example. In fact, the band exhibits as much energy today as they did 25 years ago when their Too Tuff To Cry was setting the discos on fire.
Thereâ€™s a terrific â€œchill up the spineâ€ moment in this song where the band breaks the boiling beat down to a slow simmer and then rebuilds its momentum with some of the most exciting progressions ever heard on the dance floor. Using superlatives to describe music is useless. However, upon listening to this newly released, recently recorded, long lost song from nearly 30 years ago, you may be searching for a few superlatives yourself.
And in order to do successful remixes of any recording, the song being altered must be of such an appealing nature as to warrant multiple variations.
Thanks to virtuoso production values by The Tyrant Michael and his team, Perfect Loveâ€™s various incarnations take on a wide scope of thematic approaches with impressive results. The â€œwall of soundâ€ created here are reminiscent of some of the best HiNRG standards from the 80s, but, giving the recordâ€™s pop overtones, also qualify it to stand shoulder to shoulder with the recordings of Blondie, and The B52s.