After years of waiting we finally got a full-length album by The Good, Bad and Ugly entitled 'WANTED'. This may come as a surprise, as GBU had not released a single in years, with their first single release on Twisted back in 2001 having been a big hit, as was their second single the next year. Now at long last there is this sure-fire hit of dance-floor belters. This full-length album finds the twisted trio of Serge Souque (Antidote), Fred (Deedrah/Dado/Synthetic) and Dimitri Nakov in great form, having refined their sound and musical vision several levels since their earlier tracks.
WANTED is an album chock full of high energy numbers of merciless momentum. The album gets things started with a Boing, with a bouncy baseline, twisted harmonies, and relentless drive, followed by Mum and Dad, opening up with harmonic waves that evolve into an oscillating baseline and ever-escalating tension. Side Chain Reaction gets things moving right away with unrelenting rhythmic thrust and percussive precision. DDDR&B finds dynamic duo Riktam & Banzi joining forces with GBU to produce a track whose oscillating baseline underlines full frequency madness. Guided Bomb Unit features wild random upper frequency blasts that will set off your synapses, before a much-needed short break in the form of Pura Vida Interlude.
Things pick up again with Quick Bounce, whose harmonic middle section provides only a brief break from its syncopated bass and driving beat. The mysterious beginning of Universe leads into a hypnotic rubbery baseline and softly echoing harmonies that over-score an unyielding force. Scarface MarketÂ’s shifting baseline and percussive punctuations build into reverberating harmonies and explosive exclamations. Scope (co-written with Shanti) features a more unusual atonal melodic riff that introduces a mellower bouncy number that still has edge. Fuse is a lower bpm belter with a mesmerizing melodic loop that keeps the inner fires lit.GBU Theme provides a beautiful downtempo release from the previous onslaught of dance-floor mayhem, a great close to a guaranteed front-runner of this seasonÂ’s albums.