Like her labelmates the Chromatics, Farah's debut 12" for the Italians Do It Better label is music built for night drives. Dark, slow, and disturbing, it's primed for you to be alone with your thoughts while listening. A record that begins with a woman intoning in Farsi, "My heart broke / It walks on water / The sun burns my eyes / My life left with you" deserves no other venue.
Farah's blank-eyed vocal inflection is part of it, of course, but Italian's co-label head Johnny Jewel's exquisite production is just as important. Keeping things simple, there's little more than an arpeggiator and a bass fart to its name, which allows the two to lock into a hypnotic trance, oblivious to everything around them, afraid to die, killing for their survival. Or, at least, that's what Farah says they're doing.
The Italians' name implies that what you're going to get is somehow related to Italo disco, yet it's anything but. The tempo hardly reaches into the triple digits. Instead, "Italians," here, means the soundtrack work of Goblin for horror director Dario Argento. This is dread disco, full of portent and prophetic dreams; a track that's perfect for your next Halloween party.
Tracklist: Farah - Law of LifeA1 Law Of Life (Main Mix)
B1 Law Of Life (Midnite Remix)
B2 Law Of Life (Instrumental)
B3 Law Of Life (Beatless Instrumental, Uncredited On Label)