Diorama - Child of Entertainment
Electro, Synthpop Diorama is back with a maxi single called 'Child of Entertainment'. Part from five remixes of the title track, we also get a remix of "HLA" from the 2001 album 'Her Liquid Arms' as well as a live version of "Advance", also originally from 'Her Liquid Arms'.

"Child of Entertainment" is a pretty melancholic piece of tune, especially in the essence of the vocals. We don't get an "original version" or "single" version; instead they are called "Cubed", "Clubbed", "Trapped", "Broken" and "Stolen". "Cubed" is probably the one that is mostly recognized as the original version with its easy and simplified music that keeps the light on the vocals until the chorus where strings come along to keep company during the musical journey. "Clubbed" is of course a club version with more danceable beats, same thing, but a little faster.

"Trapped" is probably my favourite version of the tune and it somewhat reminds me of Leonard Cohen in some mysterious way. This is of course a good thing, since I'm a big fan of Mr Cohen. Very spiritual and sincere piece of music. "Broken" is a piano version and is amazing as well and reminds me much of the "Trapped" version with a little touch of perhaps Deine Lakaien. "Stolen" is the only remix that I do not like, where they have made this amazing track a bunch of distorted effects together with some industrial electro tunes, it's just a mismatch.

"HLA" with the remix adding "Hideous Heat" feels a little bit more modern than the original version. A little bit fresher and is surely going to take this classic straight back to the dance floors once again. The incredible samples are still there, even though rearranged a little bit.

Finally we have the live version of "Advance" that was recorded in Reutlingen. For me, Diorama will always be "Advance", so it's great to hear the live version of the tune. Even though it's not as well perform and perfected as it is in the studio version, you still really which you where there to see it for yourself.

All and all, this is a great single and you really start to count down the days until a new album from Diorama.
5
Brutal Resonance

Diorama - Child of Entertainment

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2010 by Accession Records
Diorama is back with a maxi single called 'Child of Entertainment'. Part from five remixes of the title track, we also get a remix of "HLA" from the 2001 album 'Her Liquid Arms' as well as a live version of "Advance", also originally from 'Her Liquid Arms'.

"Child of Entertainment" is a pretty melancholic piece of tune, especially in the essence of the vocals. We don't get an "original version" or "single" version; instead they are called "Cubed", "Clubbed", "Trapped", "Broken" and "Stolen". "Cubed" is probably the one that is mostly recognized as the original version with its easy and simplified music that keeps the light on the vocals until the chorus where strings come along to keep company during the musical journey. "Clubbed" is of course a club version with more danceable beats, same thing, but a little faster.

"Trapped" is probably my favourite version of the tune and it somewhat reminds me of Leonard Cohen in some mysterious way. This is of course a good thing, since I'm a big fan of Mr Cohen. Very spiritual and sincere piece of music. "Broken" is a piano version and is amazing as well and reminds me much of the "Trapped" version with a little touch of perhaps Deine Lakaien. "Stolen" is the only remix that I do not like, where they have made this amazing track a bunch of distorted effects together with some industrial electro tunes, it's just a mismatch.

"HLA" with the remix adding "Hideous Heat" feels a little bit more modern than the original version. A little bit fresher and is surely going to take this classic straight back to the dance floors once again. The incredible samples are still there, even though rearranged a little bit.

Finally we have the live version of "Advance" that was recorded in Reutlingen. For me, Diorama will always be "Advance", so it's great to hear the live version of the tune. Even though it's not as well perform and perfected as it is in the studio version, you still really which you where there to see it for yourself.

All and all, this is a great single and you really start to count down the days until a new album from Diorama.
Feb 11 2010

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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