Boomkat Product Review:
A decade in the making, Füxa - comprising Randall Nieman, alognside Tom Meade and special guests - returns with nine songs of supercharged seasonal splendour… The album is notable for a trio of inspired cover versions. On Daniel Johnston's 'Some Things Last A Long Time', Britta Phillips' (Luna, Dean and Britta) sumptuous vocals retain all the fragility and poignancy of the original… Elsewhere, sarah Peacock (Seefeel, Scala) lends an eerie, claustrophobic air to 'Our Lips are Sealed', turning the GoGo's/Fun Boy Three smash hit into a dark, menacing ode to secrecy and jealousy. The reverse effect is achieved on Füxa's version of Suicide's 'Cheree', whereby Nieman transforms the sparse, sensuous classic into an altogether more uplifting, hair-raising anthem bubbling with dynamic, stomping drum patterns and Dean Wareham's (Galaxie 500, Luna) reverb-rich vocals… The variety on this album is a testament to both Nieman and his guests' distinct talents. Other collaborators on Electric Sound of Summer include Mark Refoy (Spiritualized/Slipstream), Richard Formby (legendary producer, formerly of Spectrum), Stephen Lawrie (telescopes), Willie B. Carruthers (Spacemen 3/Spiritualized/Freelovebabies), Jerry Hope (the dust colelctors) and Kyle Chunco (Saturn Batterie). The artwork is courtesy of the inimitable Anthony Ausgang."