Boomkat Product Review:
A synth-pop zinger from 1984 Slovenia pipes up on necessary reissue from Rush Hour. While little known outside of the former Yugoslavia, Videosex’s self-titled debut album from 1984 sold in significant numbers, making superstars of the young Slovenian musicians responsible for making it. The set not only helped turn Yugoslavian teenagers on to the possibilities of Western-style electronic pop, but also inspired them via satirical, often explicit lyrics.
Revolving often satirical lyrical content about erotica, lesbianism, voyeurism and sadism, set to some of the poppiest production you’ve ever heard, it’s perhaps no wonder that the original pressing was a massive seller in the former Yugoslavian country.
After being signed following a performance at Novi Rock festival in Ljubljana, the band spent over 200 hours in the studio exacting their diamond cut sound, resulting super punchy, sprung machine rhythms, glittering synths and ohrwurming vocals, which, while sung in their native tongue, surely and playfully connote all the lascivious content of the lyrics to all listeners.
A pretty much flawless gem.