- Hivern Discs originally released "It's All Over" last year as the first anonymous, white-label 12-inch in their limited-edition Blanc series. John Talabot later revealed Pional as its creator by finishing off his DJ-Kicks mix with Belgian producer Locked Groove's remix of the track, and that version features alongside four others on this belated full-scale release. If you've heard the DJ-Kicks mix, the most instantly familiar part of the track will be its breathy, high-pitched vocal, which pivots on repetition of the phrase "taking me over." The Locked Groove remix, in its full seven-and-a-half-minute form, clocks and rattles slowly into life before swelling into a sumptuous, string-laden treat.
The original is a little sparer but still a luxuriant ride, with the vocal joined by steady drums, cushioned xylophone-like keys, silken pads and the odd thunderclap effect. The package also comes with two reworks by Talabot. His "Stripped Refix" backlights the gorgeous vocal line with unobtrusive bass keys and percussive clicks, while his "Stormbreak Refix" nudges along in very similar fashion while maintaining a slightly more febrile atmosphere. Pional himself then offers up his own "Fisc Version," which deviates from the original as much as any of the versions here. It finds echoing fragments of the vocal dancing over beautifully melodious, pinging house keys, finishing the package with a gentle dose of euphoria.
A1 It's All Over (John Talabot Remix)
B1 It's All Over (Locked Groove Remix)
Digital: It's All Over (Pional Alternative Version)
Digital: It's All Over (John Talabot's Stormbreak Refix)