Accomplished new EP from Chicago's Marea Vierge-Noire, a.k.a. The Black Madonna. Like most of the releases in the relatively new Argot imprint's catalog, the compositional strength of these tracks is astounding. The addition of Black Madonna's nimble musicianship makes for an intensely focused set. A-Side "A Jealous Heart Never Rests" begins with a melodramatic sample worthy of it's dramatic title, but is buoyed by a disco bassline that eventually starts to mirror Syclops' (Maurice Fulton) left-field hit "Where's Jason's K". Flipside "We Can Never Be Apart" captures the ecstasy of Joe Smooth's "Promise Land" and repackages it for the drive home. Great stuff.