Boomkat Product Review:
Your annual dose of eldritch audness, courtesy of Moon Wiring Club for the chic fashionistas of Clinksell, Northern England - and now you lucky sods, too. It’s quite possibly The Best Jacobean Acid Afterparty Album you’ll hear in December 2015, or any December for that matter (will sound great in January, too!).
Now approaching ten years of visits to this uniquely misty anachronism - arguably the Harrogate to Royston Vasey - and we still can’t even find the local Nisa, never mind the tourist information centre. But, it’s all good in this ‘hood as we drift rave-dazed like some Jacobean Mark Leckey thru 22 tracks of supernatural fashion show themes and pre-Industrial ambience.
The ostensibly uncomfortable bedfellows of Terry Farley’s Acid Rain compilation and ephemeral 1920s fashion design make for a strangely successful marriage of ideas; sorta like visiting a vintage dress museum after a sweaty session in the club - which always seems a great notion but, rarely has any takers, though.
Replace the museum with your living room at dawn (or dusk, doesn’t matter really), though, and its a different matter; this is perfect music for cracking out the dressing up box and acting the mandy dandy, taking in all manner of warped 120bpm grooves and even a creamy 3-piece, 20 minute ambient suite.
It’s as trippy as last year’s temporal coach trip to Leporine Pleasure Gardens but with a more driven momentum that’s equal parts Harold Faltermeyer and acid-dabbling Radiophonics, packaged up in some typically brilliant artwork to make for another indispensible MWC missive.