Boomkat Product Review:
First reissue since 1983, includes 3 bonus tracks. RIYL Conrad Schnitzler, John Bender, early Mute records
Infiné return to Bernard Szajner and Karel Beer’s early ‘80s archive and their playfully subversive synth-pop project about an imaginary Soviet pop group, Around the World With The (Hypothetical) Prophets to follow their issue of Szjaner’s imagined soundtrack to the Dune books (a big favourite of Carl Craig’s).
The ephemeral duo’s sole LP is witty and surreal, verging on daft at times, and sounds like two blokes having a hoot in the studio; cutting from chopped-up field recordings and news reports in the title cut, to naif, call-and-response vocal harmonies in I Like Lead, and natty synth hooks of The Fisherman’s Friend, with a total dancefloor peach awaiting your discovery in Person to Person, all via some pretty stylish grooves and production.
Thanks to Infiné, this long-overlooked obscurity is now given a definitive reissue, with resequenced track listing and a trio of bonus, alternative versions and unreleased tunes included as download.