Anne ClarkOur Darkness


Our Darkness (Remix)6:24
The Sitting Room (Later On) (M.H. 23.11.84)3:04

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    Cover of Our Darkness, 1984, VinylOur Darkness
    12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
    10 Records – 80221France1984France1984
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    Cover of Our Darkness, 1984, VinylOur Darkness
    12", 45 RPM, Single
    Ink Records – INK 125UK1984UK1984
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    Cover of Our Darkness / Sleeper In Metropolis, 1984, VinylOur Darkness / Sleeper In Metropolis
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
    10 Records – 106 967, Red Flame – 106 967, 10 Records – 106 967-100, Red Flame – 106 967-100
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    Cover of Our Darkness, 1984, VinylOur Darkness
    12", 45 RPM
    10 Records – 601 615, 10 Records – 601 615-213Europe1984Europe1984
    Cover of Our Darkness, 1984-11-05, VinylOur Darkness
    12", Test Pressing
    Ink Records – INK 125UK1984UK1984
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    Cover of Our Darkness, 1984, VinylOur Darkness
    12", Maxi-Single, Different Label
    10 Records – 601 615, 10 Records – 601 615-213Europe1984Europe1984
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    Cover of Our Darkness - Hardfloor 97 Version, 1997-05-30, CDOur Darkness - Hardfloor 97 Version
    CD, Maxi-Single
    Columbia – COL 664435 2Germany1997Germany1997
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    Cover of Our Darkness ('97 Remixes), 1997, VinylOur Darkness ('97 Remixes)
    Columbia – COL 664435 6Germany1997Germany1997
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    Cover of Our Darkness, 1997, VinylOur Darkness
    12", White Label, Limited Edition, Promo
    Columbia – noneGermany1997Germany1997
    • rw's avatar
      Edited 3 months ago
      Excellent and very dynamic pressing - The Total Eclipse remix is very accomplished.
      • omega237's avatar
        this is the original to Gecko - Lunarcity from Technodrome 3!!! Great, heard the riff so many times, liked it so much.
        • Deanery's avatar
          A Most Potent 12" - right up there with Blue Monday. Clark + Harrow should have done more together.
          • chimushi's avatar
            Hear the sample of Genetic- Transmission in this? I do.
            • eyqq's avatar
              The "Hardfloor" remix is an what not now to be simply said... "Doubting all the time. Fearing all the time" - Party music!
              • jonarmst's avatar
                Heard this on a Ron Hardy mix "Live at the Music Box 1985". Classic dark New Wave electro
                • jancito303's avatar
                  This predates Detroit by 1 year? Say what?? Alleys of your mind or Shari Vari predate this by a good 3 years and this ain't very techno/electro anyways, so I am lost on that comment.

                  Anyways, the interesting thing about this single is that it sounds like what KLF later based their "What Time is Love" on. KLF later went on to complain to Frank De Wulf about copying their rip off. Talk about hypocrisy.
                  • Alain_Patrick's avatar
                    Edited 15 years ago
                    If there's is an exactly middle way between Synth Pop and Electro, is this one: Anne Clark's "Sleeping In Metropolis" became a standard of both genres. The line of synths are the spine of "Sleeper In Metropolis"'s futuristic aura.
                    The lyrics are a kind of a warning about one's accommodation in the deepness of his dreams as opposed to the harsh reality that surrounds us. It's about our fight against our insignificance - but we are "confined in the helpless safety of desires and dreams - We fight our insignificance; the harder we fight, the higher the wall(...)".

                    • tonymasud's avatar
                      Edited 17 years ago
                      That hypnotic melody and Anne's lyrical genius is one of those things that has worked for years now. When it came for the remixes in 1997, both camps went in different ways. Hardfloor went for their trademark acidic rerub while playing with the vocals and adding effects to it to enrichen the sound. Ramon & Oliver used their usual snareroll with a repeating vocalline in the breakdown to climax in a spectacular matter. Total Eclipse however kept it psychadelic and went for a dark and fast interpretation with a minimal vocal in favour for using the melody as the main drive while using the bassline to push it near the edge.
                      • Richard_23's avatar
                        Edited 18 years ago
                        Our Darkness (130 BPM) is one of those almost perfect eighties dancefloor singles: easy to mix, danceable, and just a little dark. Anne Clark's spoken word vocal style works well here.

                        The subtle Razormaid Mix (available elsewhere) tweaks the original to near perfection: just enough to satisfy those who don't like the sax break without annoying fans of the original.

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