Boomkat Product Review:
After a slew of killer mix CD missions, the Finders Keepers-affiliated Brutal Music initiate their Brutal 500 Series with three blinders plucked from the vaults of Dom Thomas. While the rest of the series will feature new music from the likes of Cherrystones, Gaslamp Killer, Dom and Black Lodge, this inaugural episode skirts round proto-house, cosmic funk and plain unclassified grooves. On the A-side we get Alésia Cosmos' 1983 French obscurity 'H-CO', a headful of reversed tape loops, phased guitars and flurries of synthesizer set to crisp bongos, next to the calamitous, motorik psyche-rock of former John Cage student, Donald Knaack and his nutty junkyard funk on 'Built To Last, Fall Apart'. This one is off the scale! On the flipside we get the full 13 minutes of Indoor Life's incredible 'Voodoo', originally released in 1981 and largely the preserve of clued-up collectors, until now. Just check the mutant brew of bandy-legged funk, Art-skool dub noise and Bryan Ferry-esque vocals and you should be hooked. Shout out to the die-cut disco sleeve too, looking fly!