Boomkat Product Review:
Coming from a band who have released their finest work on obscure 7" singles, flexidiscs and misfit compilations, this long in the making collection of Isan oddities makes for what must undoubtedly be considered their most enjoyable collection of work to date. when everything falls into place, something great can come to happen. Robin Saville and Antony Ryan from leicester did a lot more than was actually planned when they were founding their Integrated Services Analogue Network. They not only found themselves a very nice little corner in the world of electronic pop music but also unconsciously helped to launch the label they now preferably release their records on. like this one. These tunes seem to come from a different era when small labels like earworm, liquefaction empire, bad jazz or wurlitzer jukebox were continually presenting interesting and exciting new bands, mostly on neatly packaged limited edition 7"s. One of these was the melodious masterpiece damil 85, Isan's debut-7" for wurlitzer jukebox, which at the time seemed as mysterious as it was great. Now is the time that we all get a chance to here these gems, consigned as the original releases are to the murky depths of ebay and the second hand market.The music here ranges from simple melodies on swinging, feather-weight beats and rhythmically complex and transparent sound installations. Maybe exploring the right balance between pop and art. Maybe like an unlikely mixture of plone and seefeel. For Morr Music this compilation is the realization of a very old idea. The tracks gathered here have given essential impulses in the development of the label's style and ideology. In a way the group and their label follow the same path and that is to go into the future with the past in mind.