Let me tell you...
About a new animation video!
Ride On Time
This is my radical reinterpretation of the stomping Italo house hit for Black Box back in 1989 (a track that got into choppy legal waters through its unauthorised sampling of Loleatta Holloway's 'Love Sensation').
My take on the track is a slowly unfolding thing of beauty, with a typically sumptuous lead vocal from regular collaborator Alexandra Howlett, previously heard on 'Luco' and 'The Up Shit Creek Blues'. Meanwhile, the Cherry Mint Koala guys - Tony Woollard and Charlie Brown - do their usual magic on the old strings. It's a slight edit of the opening cut from the 'European Dream' album.
The video is a simple affair (by my standards) involving a truckload of matches and not a lot else. Realising the pulse was approx one beat per second, I thought it would be quite effective to use this details to mark the passage of time through the song, and the stark image of matches on black background prove hypnotically effective. Sometimes, less really is more.