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Super-Id curates a selection of songs that are dope upon themselves, but when put into a certain relatable context, means much, much more. We call it Mood Music.

Art of Noise “Moments In Love”

Art of Noise Moments

The name is ironic. Moments are small passages of time, yet the Art of Noise’s “Moments In Love” is the furthest thing from small. It’s timeless. It’s classic. It resonates beyond it’s total running time. It has stuck with my for years now.

There was a time when listening to terrestrial radio was a big deal. I don’t remember the exact moment when, but I do remember hearing The Art of Noise’s “Moments In Love” and thinking this was unlike any slow jam I’ve ever heard. Everyone was familiar with The Art of Noise. “Close (To The Edit).” “Beat Box (Diversion One).” These were two classics that were always in a true DJ’s crate (real or digital). But when it got dark out and the DJ slowed it down to chill or set the mood, this record came on. It was haunting. It was a long whisper. It had lyrics, but rang in your ear like an instrumental. My God, the Art of Noise just killed this shit, and “Moments In Love” become the go-to song when you put together your slow jam mixtape, or when female company came over and you were ready to smash. The tone the intro sets let’s all parties within earshot {preferably it would just be a man and woman} knew what was about to go down. Think of it as the bizarro Michael Myers from Halloween theme song or the tune that accompanied the great white shark from Jaws as it was approaching. When you hear the intro with that repeating sound, you knew wassup {which was always accompanied by a cool-as-hell slow head nod and a wink of the eye}.

Now the really fly thing about “Moments In Love” was the fact that there were different versions. Each one was fly, but had its subtle difference, not only in music, but in length. When you wanted to go in, you had to go with the super long, extra special ten minute plus version. It was fucking awesome. When you hear the cliché, ‘they don’t make music like that anymore,’ that shit is true when it comes to the Art of Noise and “Moments In Love.”

 

 

 

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