Tuesday, 1 July 2008

VA - Tigersushi Presents More G.D.M.

' The ‘More G.D.M.' series is an eye-opening multi-genre compilation from French label cum website, Tigersushi. There have already been five vinyl EPs in the series, but this compilation pulls together their entire contents plus five exclusive bonus tracks. The idea behind the series is that it brings to light quality electronica cuts of yesteryear and sets them alongside the musical works of contemporary visionaries. German artist Gina X's 80s offering, ‘No G.D.M.' (that's ‘No Great Dark Man') - forms the title track. The punk-electro march with Gina's Germanic-android vocal was (perhaps unsurprisingly), a favourite at New York's infamous Danceteria club way back in 1981. Then there's Bush Tetras' mad Banshees-style guitar track, ‘Things That Go Boom in the Night', Max Berlin (the French underground's own Barry White), with ‘Elle et Moi' and even Seven Grand Housing Authority's 90s feel good US house track ‘Love's Got Me High' which all stand out. In fact, the retro element here has a lot more to offer than the contemporary – save for French act Alice Machine with seedy electro offering ‘Night Hunt', nu wave tech house bod, John Tejada - who adds a smattering of dub with ‘Present Pretense' - and the Tigersushi Bass System featuring Jamalski, which warns of a dangerous “funk invasion” while detonating its own hip hop/electro explosives. Pretentious? Well, it does have a tendency to go off the deep end in places; Silver Apples ‘Salad' cacophony and Tokow Boys insane juvenile ditty ‘Swinging Pool' had me scratching my head and looking up “post modernism” in the dictionary, but in general this is a great collection of obscure goodies.'

01 Gina X - No G.D.M.
02 Metro Area - We Also Not
03 Maurice Fulton - Feel The Same
04 Silver Apples - Salad
05 Bush Tetras - Things That Go Boom In The Night
06 Alice Machine - Night Hunt
07 Tokow Boys - Swinging Pool
08 Max Berlin - Elle Et Moi
09 Chapter three - Smurf Trek
10 T.B.S Feat Jamlski - Extraterrestrial Manoeuvres In...
11 Shalark - Shalade (Salad Remix)
12 Material - Secret Life
13 S.G.H.A - Love's Got Me High
14 John Tejada - Present Pretense
15 Cluster - Hollywood

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Anonymous said...

Thanks, keep the good stuff coming.

Anonymous said...

fantastic compilation!!!

we want more!