Boomkat Product Review:
Vereker's Endangered Species rack up a necessary survey of Bossa Luce's possessed Italian post punk/EBM voodoo with 10 bleedin' cuts drawn from his dead limited, privately issued early tapes.
Dank, destroyed, devious, devilish; all words that alliterate with and sum up Bossa Luce's barrelling and headstrong sound, sprung from a heady mixture of inspirations from the demented atmospheres of Maurizio Bianchi to knackered dub techniques and Belgian EBM backbone.
Yet, thanks to cryptically masked production technique - employing minidiscs, VHS tape, guitar and concrète sampling - and his sound's mixed media fidelity, you'd be hard pushed to clearly compare Bossa with anyone else old or new.
OK, we could pull out the typical suspects - Powell, the BEB roster, Unknown Precepts - but there's something barely-hinged and febrile about these tracks, like the howling club missile, 'Bunker Flemma', or the drained sewer pallor of 'Time Stands Still' that leaves this sound shivering, out on its own in the cold.