Boomkat Product Review:
Optimo and friends’ Glasgow based EBM/wave clubnight turned label twist between vintage styles and their antecedents with Now And Then, placing vintage peaches next to contemporary beauties following 2016’s So-Low compilation.
It’s great to see Ian Hicks ov Soft Metals’ absolute girder False Awakening getting some shine here following a slightly under-the-radar delivery on the VIY tape for Clan Destine - Glasgow connex in effect - while Luxos’ very Lena Platonos-sounding Vihreä Ovi is a new one to us, originally appearing on a soundcloud-only compilation from Huntleys + Palmers in 2016 and now on vinyl for the first time.
Tending to the archives, they pull out Carl Matthews’ pulsating synth flight As Above, So Below [ICR, 1982] for your mental elevation and acceleration, and again their exquisite taste turns up another little known blinder with The Schmutz Sisters’ La Folle, which was first released on the obscure 150 BPM Records from Switzerland in 1988. It’s just a wee bit fxcking jaw-dropping, like.