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.
Instinctively distrustful of the La Coka Nostra stable (cos I fucking hated House of Pain) but keep getting pleasantly surprised by their latest offerings. This is so Buddha-blessed, rootsical and lush it could soundtrack an Indian wedding video — a truly strange mix from producer The Arcitype of cooing backing-vox, trippy raga-harmonium, thrumming rocksteady bass slowly enfolding you in its clasp, Slaine breaking forth with some thoughtful, moving rhymes about rising from nothing, how to become a flower. Superb.
What do you think rave music created by the guy widely credited with creating the internet trend seapunk would sound like? Confused? Manic? Synthetic? Neon and set sail on a tide of crystalline pixels? Yeah, these four tracks are all that and more.
Tenacious party duo from Chicago, Shaun J. Wright & Alinka, debut their label with this tricky disco number. In tow, two mixes from Kim Ann Foxman and Stereogamous twist up the strobing, Tenaglia-inspired disco-fantasy of the original into their respective proto-house variations; both of these warped, system-testing mixes are strewn with the right amount of dazzling disco effects. ‘Journey into the Deep’ turns out to be a promising start and gets a full recommendation.