I thought I would try and put out a record review as there are quite a lot of new records out there getting me a bit excited at the moment. It’s a little hard to know where to start as there are so many coming out at the moment that I’m into.
I came across Innergaze last year with the LP ‘We are strange loops’ on Touch Your Life Records. This album was ticking a lot of boxes for me, it had a kind of raw, lo-fi, recorded on a cassette kind of sound, some great synth work and beats, a bit experimental but in a way that you still want to dance to it, a bit like it was made for an early 80s sci-fi or zombie movie.
The group is made up of video artist Aurora Halal and Jason Letkiewicz who’s put a few well received records out in his own right under the guise of Steve Summers.
The pair’s new ‘Shadow Disco’ 12″ release on 100% Silk is really hitting the spot for me. It keeps the raw edge of the album but comes with a bit more of a polished disco tone added onto spaced sci-fi electro sound. The title track is a real winner for the dancefloor, a great groove from the live sounding drums and bass and the lead synth line is just perfect. You’ve also got a couple of smacked-out slow jams and a more uptempo percussive disco track on there. My pick is the deeper cut on the b-side ‘What’s Your Body Doing Tonight?’ with its low slung synth bass line and wonderful synthesised atmospherics, vocals sounding like a classic Baldelli wrong-speeder.