Boomkat Product Review:
**Killer album of hypnotic mutant beats, EBM, proto-house psychedelia and basement pop. ** We bid a welcome return to Minimal Wave's cool-ass Cititrax sibling with Elon Katz and Beau Wanzer's Streetwalker debut. 'Future Fusion' was penned over the course of two years and laid down in the space of one sweaty weekend in Chicago's Minbal studio. Everything was played in live and by hand, bounced direct to 1 inch tape with no overdubs or MIDI, capturing the quicksilver handicraft of fingers on keys, knobs and faders in a way that digits and screens simply can't recreate. Stylistically they find a median between Beau's background in hypnotic Chicago house duo Mutant Beat Dance and Elon's synth operations for White Car, equal measures EBM lust, proto-house psychedelia and basement pop. There's three sidelong club aces on the A-side: the body-bending dissonance and spiky jakk beats of 'Future Fusion'; the mind-worming Industrial sensuality of 'The Nymph'; and the loosely synched-yet-metallic twang of 'Untitled'. And the B-side takes a darker turn from the spindly slow-mo groove of 'The Real Thing' thru the off world dream sequence 'Sun Song' and 'Straight Face''s serpentine drum lines. RIYL Chris Carter, Front 242, DAF.