Laurent Christian Georges Véronnez’s first crack of the Green Martian whip in the better part of a decade. The tone and vibe of the 'Original', Splattered Implant & Alan Riddick versions are very Goa, with plenty of chunky percussion and acidic squall. It’s Gary Delaney’s excitingly arranged, polished, assiduously FX’d trance-progger that has the pulse-rate running quickest, though.
As a precursor to Call Super’s 'Suzi Ecto' album, the subdued edit of ‘Sulu Sekou’ that graces this 7” feels at first like it could be a bit misleading, built, as it is, out of tuned percussive ticks, worming melodies and sampled jazz toplines. But it isn’t. It’s actually the perfect palette cleanser from what’s come before it and a fantastic entrance point to what’s coming after. Impressively clever, it’s beautifully assured in its understatement.
Extensive remix package from Duncan Gray marking the 13th release on his Tici Taci, collecting new versions of some of the previous label highs. Garnering support from Andrew Weatherall (tested at his Love From Outer Space parties), Gray’s mid-tempo ‘death disco’ style gets suitably re-produced here by the likes of Kieran Holden, Red Snapper, Future Bones and Somerville & Wilson, who individually span the genres of new beat, dub, post punk and new wave with these brilliant remixes.
Sampling Busta and wielding snares like early Blawan can never be that bad a thing, can it really? Irish duo Effy hit out with two big slices of smudged techno, enlisting Troy Gunner and Houndscales on the remix.