Another Lonely City (Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca remix)
Beglammered (Richard Sen remix)
We Are The Axis (Scott Fraser remix)
One Minute's Silence (Ivan Smagghe remix)
Review: Despite its February release, Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J Fairplay's debut as The Asphodells, "Destroyed By Passion, Ruled By Lust" remains one of the best albums of 2013. Here, their love letter to shoegaze, Industrial and dark new wave gets the remix treatment from an impressive list of pals and underground mainstays. Musically, it's largely what you'd expect, with most reworks accentuating the source material's gothic moods, analogue wonkiness and clandestine atmospherics. There are, of course, thrilling highlights, from the Hardway Brothers intense new beat-meets-acid take on "Never There", Richard Sen's spiralling, dark electrofunk take on "Beglammered", Scott Fraser's thumping revision of "We Are The Axis" and Wooden Shjips' woozy, nightmare Balearic interpretation of "One Minute's Silence" standing out.
Review: Ruled by Passion, Destroyed by Lust marks the fine debut of The Asphodells, Andrew Weatherall's latest collaboration with close friend and creative foil Timothy J Fairplay. Their compatibility shines through, taking their shared interests and inspirations and playfully tosses them together to create a stylish, coherent whole. The album displays its dark underbelly proudly, but there are more than enough shards of light to inspire those salivating after the bold melodies of Two Lone Swordsmen or the naive, child-like bagginess of Weatherall's Screamadelica era work. At times reminiscent of New Order and others cripplingly paranoia inducing, this ten track set concludes in sublime fashion with the duo's dreamy, cosmic disco-era cover of A.R. Kane's "A Love From Out Of Space"