Quick post – last nites Italians Do It Better bonanza of dry ice love and synthesised kick drum romance has left our fragile states shattered with glacial adoration!
Swiss 33 disco pioneers, Low Motion Disco, are pushing things forward and have released a double 12″ of new single ‘Love Love Love’ by way of Eskimo (that’s 6 x Love, wow!). The actual original track is the sound of the Miami Vice cast touching down at LAX and having an impromptu disco in the arrivals lounge, getting all the sexy ladies to wildly girate and fling off their smart air stewardess uniforms while champagne froths from the overhead sprinklers. All this filmed in slow motion and transferred to black and white. Then Still Going build it up real slow, until suddenly by way of electric guitar solo your soaring through the molten stratosphere of an alien planet and the sound is boiling out from your ears. LSB coil out a strings and synths calypsoscopic theme tune to the resurrection of Studio 54 on a remote Caribbean cove. Soft Rocks show the track a good time in an underground NY sex bar.
Just to buck the 20JFG trend, we are going to share with you the excellent Aeroplane remix, because due to tastes and planetary alignments we dig it the most.
Why? Well, for the pure reason that its hot and sultry like a coy Sorayama robogirl, coiling her titanium frame around the stars of Andromeda. Plus, with every hand-clap we edge ever closer to the confirmation of our theory that the meaning of life is actually just Disco.
Yet more proof of this undeniable fact comes from the stables of Permanent Vacation, with the release of 40 Thieves new 12″, the Hot Chocolate cover, ‘Don’t Turn It Off’ – which sounds like a live disco performance on a vast black perspex stage built on the Moon.
Its the b-side that we are hooked on, its throbbing and propulsive in all the correct and obliging places. The percussion searches the immediate cosmos for a bassline and eventually finds it off the shoulder of Orion, plays with it a little then gets caught like a rabbit in the headlights as the universe falls away to reveal a wall of subtle lasers that herald a pack of Shirow designed cyborg dolphins, wearing Casio branded SWAT team suits, that swim through space in exaggerated and compelling strokes through a bleeping landscape of red LED stars. see the dolphins:
Discoteca Oceano have kindly put us the Heaven & Earth mixtape which we prepared as a bit of a soundtrack for El Guincho’s gig last month. It is mostly about the Drums and the Heart, we hope you like it.
1- Atlas Sound- A Ghost Story
2- No Age- Things I did When I was Dead
3- Sun City Girls- The Shining Path
4- Manu Dibango- Soul Makossa
5- Dinosaur L- Go Bang
6- Oorutaichi- Misen Gymnastics (extended version)
7- Daniel Wang- Like a Dream (I Can’t Stop Dreaming)
8- Group Inerane- Tenerte
9- Foot Village- Bones
10- Mi Ami- African Rhythms
11- Liquid Liquid- Bellhead
12- High Places- Golden (Brenmar Remix)
13- Teeth Mountain- Ghost Science
14- Black Dice- Manoman
15- Studio- West side
16- 20th Century Steel Band- Heaven and Earth
EPIC FAIL if you missed Chromatics last night: They were magick.
You still have time to get on the Italian train with Glass Candy on the 13th of May, it’s going to be awesome.
Get tickets in the usual shops, or HERE
If you can’t wait to enjoy some more disco/synth/boogie/cosmic/italo action get down to Heist on Sunday, where we shall be celebrating the second coming of Love Saves The Day. Sexy stuff.
Dave Liteyear and perhaps some more guests will be with us, getting down proper.
DRESS CODE- Dance
And then of course 13 Monsters returns bad-ass as usual next Saturday. Good good times.
(Thanks to Kathryn for the wonderful Chromatics and glitterball photos featured above)