Boomkat Product Review:
Following last year's essential 'The Space Between' reissue, Optimo Music delves again into the spotless back catalogue of Throbbing Gristle's Chris Carter and gives 'Moonlight', originally found on 1985's Mondo Beat LP, a remastered 12" pressing. This synth-wave whip-cracker is a bit of an underground dance classic already - a bootleg version was caned by Belgian new beat and Italian Cosmic DJs back in day - but this is really the definitive edition, cut nice and loud for eternal club impact. Neurotic Drum Band tease out the dark italo energy of the source material, but Oneohtrix Point Never steals the show with his beatless remix, which takes Carter’s original as a mere jump-off point into space-drift abstraction, recalling his own existentially troubled Russian Mind and Betrayed In The Octagon LPs. Can’t really go wrong.