Moodymanc ‎– Black Paint

Tsuba Records ‎– Tsuba051
Vinyl, 12", EP, 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM

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A1 Black Paint (Original) 7:24
A2 Black Paint (Dub) 7:05
B1 Black Paint (Larry Heard's After Dark Mix)
Remix – Larry Heard

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Published by Tsuba Publishing/Bucks Music
Side A: ℗&© 2011 Tsuba Records Ltd
Side B: ℗ 2010 Tsuba Records Ltd © 2011 Tsuba Records Ltd

Contains vocal samples from <a href=>Gil Scott-Heron</a>'s "<a href=>Paint It Black</a>".
Released in a generic black inner sleeve.
Track durations are not mentioned on the release.

A-Side: 33 ⅓ RPM / B-Side: 45 RPM

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 07297 50341 6
  • Barcode (String): 807297503416
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): TSUBA 051-6 A MPO MATT@AIR
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): TSUBA 051-6 B MPO

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Tsuba051 Moodymanc Black Paint(3xFile, MP3, 320) Tsuba Records Tsuba051 UK 2011


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February 26, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
Agree with and if anyone deserves to cash in on his amazing talents its Mr. Fingers himself...
This is a beautifully crafted remix and I would even say that Larry felt a real connection with this work. It's one of those tracks that has your attention from the first bars. It ebbs and flows majestically, the vocal is a reality check and conscious social commentary. A truly sad but also uplifting mix, a beautiful gift from Mr. Heard to the deephouse faithful. Sublime.


September 3, 2012

The Larry Heard After Dark Mix is a beautiful piece of, well, moody deep-house, and considering its 'social' vocal content (courtesy of Gil Scott-Heron) and super poignant piano + strings sequence starting at 2:30 ; can be perceived as a manifesto of dancefloor sadness, not avoiding the outside world's ruffness but subliming it, like a lot of grandiose soul, funk, disco and early house songs used to do until the early-mid 90's (a tradition that has been quite abandonned since then though). Emotion here is not evasive or allusive but plain moody and heart-rending, and one can abandon itself dancing to it, yet still feel the introspective, reflective vibe of the song.
A tune to manipulate with delicacy then, but very enlightening and rewarding if used properly.