Black Strobe ‎– Innerstrings

Output ‎– OPRCD37

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Innerstrings (No Shuffle Mix) 5:34
2 Innerstrings (Original Mix)
Producer – I. Smagghe*
3 Innerstrings (The First The Last And Always) 5:54


  • Artwork By [Cover] – Trevor Jackson
  • Written-By, ProducerA. Rebotini*



Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 019148326724
  • Matrix / Runout: OPRCD37 01 5

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BIB01 Black Strobe Innerstrings(12") Back In Black BIB01 France 1999 Sell This Version
OPR 37 Black Strobe Innerstrings(12", S/Sided, Ltd, Promo) Output OPR 37 UK 2000 Sell This Version
OPR 37 Black Strobe Innerstrings(12") Output OPR 37 UK 2000 Sell This Version
OPR37S Black Strobe vs. Sonovac & Soft Verge Black Strobe vs. Sonovac & Soft Verge - Innerstrings(7") Output OPR37S UK 2000 Sell This Version



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April 30, 2004

The original Innerstrings is a rather housey tune, with a string-based melody (amazingly enough). It's very pure tune-wise, with just the sweeping strings and some mild electronics. To be honest, it's slightly bland, but the main riff is <I>very</I> catchy, which redeems the track a lot.

The No Shuffle Mix on the other hand is Smagghe's electro vision of Innerstrings, with a much more synth-based construction. This mix is where the track really begins to shine. The mix of soft instruments & harsh electronics gel together very well, there's only a few places where the rougher new tune conflicts with the older one. Also, slightly nonsensical lyrics are added, as is almost a Black Strobe trademark now, which sound to be Smagghe himself instead of Rebotini as normal.

Rebotini's The First, The Last And Everything Mix of the No Shuffle Mix takes the electro vibe and moves it back towards his own area of orchestral house, with softer synths but heavier beats. It almost could be classed as glitchpop in places due to the enormous amount of melodies going on, and doesn't come over as smooth as the other two versions.

All 3 variations of Innerstrings are in the end all very good tracks with a tune I can't stop humming, but each version has a slight letdown, meaning all are good but none are perfect. Still, a highly recommended buy, although this CD seems to be the only format still in production.