Crikey! High-octane, maximal, disco-pop fireworks from this production three-way. This sugar-coated anthem won’t let up for one moment.
The Silk stable scales to the skies here, with Russian producer Sound Quelle employing all the right elements — lushness, melody, deepness — and cannily combining them in a record that’s impossibly good. Its choral chants and organ melodies bestow an almost hymn-like gravitas, while it still maintains a shadowy darkness via its slew of other twisted vocal samples and heavy grooves. An evocative mix of the angelic and the devilish.
When not stirring things up on the floors of the modern discotheque as one half of the Eskimo Twins, Timothy Clerkin is dropping minimal synth/EBM bombs on the cool Blitz Kids of today as Heretic. This latest EP for Robbie ‘Headman’ Insinna’s Relish is an icy cool tribute to the industrial, new beat sound of '80s Belgium with tracks like ‘Flesh’ nodding to the sound of Front 242 and ‘Soviet’ to Liaisons Dangereuses.
After a collaborative effort with krautrock legend, Harald Grosskopf (Ashra/Cosmic Jokers), Standard Planets team up with Arthur Russell affiliates, Arthur’s Landing, for the release of this interesting, no-wave oddity. Of historical note, the preparation for ‘Dumbo Dumbo’ was completed, in parallel, during the fabled Dinosaur L sessions of 1978, but shelved until now, with Arthur’s Landing piecing together the remnants; you can clearly hear the groundwork, now given a fitting restoration. To accompany, the coiling ‘Miracle’ holds an exquisite charm that suggests the sublime synth-pop stamp of Talk Talk.