Anders Ilar - "Clouds Are Made In Factories" (6:29)
Datassette - "Dog Chin" (3:05)
Octavcat - "Omnsrets" (4:09)
Dawl - "Turn Up The Sound" (5:36)
John Beltran - "When It Rains" (5:09)
Corporeal Face - "50 Monster" (5:52)
KTTE - "Acid Has The Right To Children" (5:01)
Extrawelt - "Rhodes Thang" (5:42)
Tunik - "Furthur Journeys" (5:56)
Review: There's no getting away from the dancefloor-ready moments on this latest addition to the ongoing exclusive compilation series from the Touched and Further Electronix stables. Featuring a host of legendary names from the electronic and dance music worlds, it's leaning to the rave-ier side of electro and techno and makes a strong case for doing away with anything that isn't unashamedly down with the strobes.
Or at least those are the tracks that immediately leap out - Humanoid's typically sensory electro assault on 'Tower', 808 State's 7AM anthem, 'Ariel', and 'Monster', a hardcore-infused beast by Corporeal Face. But there's another, subtler side at play here, too, with John Beltran's ghostly, jungle-garage beauty 'When It Rains', and the deep chugging moodiness of 'Clouds Are Made In Factories' by Anders Liar. Basically buy this album now, copies won't last. And we're not just saying that because we're the shopkeepers.