Boomkat Product Review:
Sub Rosa cast back to early '80s Belgium and the spellbinding electronic improvisations of Pseudocore's 'Europa'. The band featured none other than Sub Rosa's own Guy-Marc Hinant and lowlands lynchpin, Alain Neffe, alongside Xavier Ess ov Thrills, inspired by the glowing embers of punk to prod the possibilities thrown up by the industrial/post-punk waves of TG, Cabaret Voltaire, and This Heat, and the preceding decade of European kosmiche music. Original LP copies go for a pretty pound nowadays, and for good reason: this is some grade A post punk deviation. Between the snotty, deadpan delivery and bustling, intra-dimensional groove of 'Addis Abeba', the clattering, fizzing ghost-funk of 'Indian Copyright - The Dance', and the brain-burrowing virus of 'The Last Hole', they obviously nod to all their influences, yet carve out a chunk of that special early '80s no-mans-land all for themselves.