Boomkat Product Review:
Pure synth pearls and rarities by Psyche, Chris & Cosey, The Human League +++ from 1978-2018, plucked out by A’dam’s Interstellar Funk and practically guaranteed to pique interest from all wavey connoisseurs .
Parsed from his enviable record collection of wave music and mined from newly available artist archives, Interstellar Funk diffracts 40 years of future-primitive music into a spectrum-spanning compilation that highlight subtle stylistic differences and a mutual ghost-in-the-machine soul between successive waves of ‘Artificial Dancers’. Fair to say even the keenest ears may have trouble telling what year or decade any of these tracks were made between the late ‘70s and now - a testament to the quality control and shared spirit of the tunes.
To play favourites; we’re bang into the airy sashay of Chris & Cosey’s ‘Hybrid C’ off 1996’s ’Skimble Skamble’, and ‘4JG’ is a rogue early missile from Cold War-era The Human League, up there with the EBM-toned drive of ‘Stranger (Demo)’ by Clan Of Xymox for vintage zingers you may have slept on, while we’re also pretty snagged on the drawling delivery and K-hole slither of ‘The Living Room’ by TOPY affiliates Zahgurim, and Sociedades En Tetra Brik’s slippery body music and the proto-Drexciyan bubble of ‘Infinity Sign’ by Psyche’s Stephen Huss disclose proper secret weapons for the pointy elbowed dancers and DJs.