Boomkat Product Review:
United by a love of Krautrock and Italian horror movies (don't the two go hand-in-hand?) 'Opel Hair' is the debut single from this London based duo of Luke Insect and Rob Polak. Insect and Polak even take their band-name from a classic giallo movie so you pretty much know how this is going to sound before the needle's hit the wax, but that doesn't make the record any less stunning. Sure, you know what you're gonna get but that just means they're not mis-marketing themselves right? 'Opel Hair' is a slab of crumbly slightly discordant psychedelic mystery, the sort of wonky Germanic pop that Goblin re-interpreted so wonderfully in the 1970s giving it an Italian flair and humour it was impossible not to be endeared to. The Laughing Windows add a sense of London to the tracks, and by the time the samples start flowing over dark analogue synthlines and tight drum breaks on 'Growing Pains' you'll be ready for the carnage. Great stuff again from Doug Shipton's fledgling Battered Ornaments imprint.