Boomkat Product Review:
Public Information's 6th edition surveys the stunningly evocative cache of Canada's Parry Music Library during what would be a formative period for many of us. It's quite easily our favourite LP from this young and highly impressive label, collating 25 miniatures scoping all manner of proto-Balearic house, twirling synth-terludes, dream-sequence disco, and choral drone from the likes of Johnny Hawksworth, Harry Forbes, Hermann Langschwert and Kerry Beaumont, among others, and all during a period that's surely of great interest to those over the age of 25. Essentially these are the interludes, backing tracks, and cues which might have been used on those odd imported series which were syndicated for early morning kids TV and the educational programmes for school narrated by dudes with massive beards, wooly jumpers and Carl Sagan-style voices - exactly the sort of stuff that inspired Boards Of Canada and which osmotically seeped into the sub-conscious of a whole generation. If, like us, you were up at the crack of dawn to boggle at badly dubbed French-Canadian kids programmes and remember attempting to "hack" your primary school's first Acorn BBC Micro, this record's bound to have an impact. You can probably see that we're getting a bit wet and nostalgic over here, but it's bloody cold and drizzly outside and this record is exactly what we need right now! We'd recommend checking Public Information's website for more background on the composers, and then setting aside your next saturday morning to get acquainted with this very special LP. Highest recommendations!!!