Boomkat Product Review:
Compiling 20 years of warped slow disco and warbling analogue synth goodness by Naum Gabo, the duo of Optimo’s Jonnie Wilkes and Glasgow comrade James Savage
“Ana One is a new compilation on Optimo Music which assembles 10 tracks by Glasgow’s Naum Gabo (Jonnie Wilkes & James Savage). Spanning 20 years, it exposes the many slants to Naum Gabo’s sound and is testament to their unwavering commitment to remaining unattached to any scene.
We hear early unreleased lo-fi post punk disco experiment “Red Cones” (2001) and one of their releases on Kompakt Extra from the notorious “Speicher” series - “Galore” (2004). There is film music in the form of "Dino", evidence of their inter-planetary synth prog adventures like "Black Lab", a cover version of Scottish new wave band Fingerprintz' "Wet Job" and exclusive new productions like Sleep C'Mon (2021 Bass Mix). The ten tracks are lovingly re-mastered by James (conveniently the mastering engineer for the majority of the label's output).”