Boomkat Product Review:
The latest release on the legendary on the Ono imprint. Manufactured in another Elektronische steel symphony factory, herein bursts a trickle of processed voices and slabs of Stylophone. There sequences, jams, pickled memories and a generous helping of wannabe synthesizers. Who ensure Quality Control? All your favourite tape and razorblade wielding Meisters that slot into an ill-formed groove; Lily Greenham, Daphne Oram, Desmond Leslie and Tristram Cary. Why should Dub’s Dread not stretch over the Crater of Quatermass too? From behind the Industrial picket fence lie more familiar stranger dangers such as Ekoplekz, the Baron and Ursula Bogner. Whether it’s the final trudge down the Eldritch Organ pier in ‘Real Old Building’, the breathless bluster of ‘Iciest Mount Winter’ or the jaw chatter paranoia of ‘On Her Comrade’s Command’, this record needs to heard. There’s even a track dedicated to when Bernard Levin got punched live on ‘That Was The Week That Was’. It’s difficult to pin the music down to a particular period, but this universe is one where Public Information film angst never went out of fashion and you’re just as likely to huddle round smouldering Polaroid as much as a warm fire. Perfect for a quiet night out (of your mind).