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Den Haan

Release The Beast

Most new school Italo producers are content to trot out lazily constructed pastiches of past glories, but not Glasgow duo Den Haan. While the spaced-out groove of 'Metamorphosis' bears more than a passing resemblance to Patrick Cowley, the title track sees a decidedly butch vocalist hitching a ride on a classic melody sequence to provide a gravely (but deadpan) narrative about "releasing the beast." Forget Italo, this is macho disco.