Album Vintage Future
posted by June 6 at 11:13 AMon
Clone Records Presents: Vintage Future - Mixed By Serge
I purchased this cd a month ago, listened to it a couple of times, then it got lost in the space between my car seats. I just fished it out a couple of days ago and put it in again. It has been rocking my car ever since.
The selections on this cd go as far back as 1983 with the infectious, dark-disco Crazy Gang track Every Sunday (Crazy Gang was a pop side project of Claudio Simonetti of Goblin fame), and are as contemporary as recent releases by Lindstrom (I wish I knew how to make that little o with the slash through it in html!) and Black Devil Disco Club.
Retro vocoder Disco and Electro mix, mingle and bump up to Nouveau Disco cowbell jams in such beautiful harmony that I find myself looking at the track listing and production notes for every song as they come up. Every time the retard-edly rare Hasbeens tune Make The World Go Away comes on I think, “What rare ‘80’s Euro-disco gem is this?” (only 250 copies of this one-sided 12” were pressed!) The notes tell me it’s only a year old. But Damn! It fits into the set so well with the old ‘lectro-funk of Egyptian Lover and Crazy Gang I just can’t believe someone made something so raw and beautiful so recently!
As it starts to wind down it blends slightly squelchy acid house redux with bass heavy Detroit sounds. It finishes off with, what for me is a fairly week track, the House To House Feat. Kym Mazelle track Taste My Love. I wish it had ended a little better, but the rest of the CD makes up for that in spades.
The vibe on the first 4/5ths of this comp shows you that today is as vintage and retro as yesterday was post-modern. And that, my friends, is something the future can bank on.
Two of my favorite tracks from the comp (including that super rare Hasbeens track) can be foundhere.