Boomkat Product Review:
Choice reissue of Ende Shneafliet’s lesser known, electro-dubwise project, King Ende Shneafliet, on the long-running cult label Trumpett and Interstellar Funk’s Artificial Dance.
As heard on the reissues of Ende Shneafliet member Hanjo Erkamp’s Dr. Stein project, his ‘Dimension 1’ outing is packed with absorbing details and turns go phrase, but this time on a woozier bent inspired by King Tubby as much as the gremlins in his machines.
Beautifully mastered from original tapes for full bodied impact, the long overlooked results are a genuine oddity in their field, crossing lines between dark but dippy synth-pop in the ‘Introduction’, to recall a prototypical John Maus in the hissy thizz of ‘Champagne’ and hit a killer, juicy downstroke in the slow-mo, vocodered electro traction of ‘I Came To Dance With The Bride’.
There’s also peachy bits of free-floating synths in ‘Classical Reverb’ and ‘Drei Männer Im Shnea’ and an unmissable dark electro slug called ‘What’s Wrong?’, all makign this a bit of a must for synth wave diggers looking for classic new thrills.