||1.||"Conditioning For Solitude"|
||2.||"3 Minute Warning" (Sheila Fleurrater remix)|
For the opening EP from Too Many Squares, Frank butters manages to gene-splice together the raw DNA from all of the ugly-beautiful sounds present in the birth of modern dance music.
"Conditioning for Solitude" is the hum of dark tubes, the slice and hiss of sharp synthesised percussion and the scream of blissful dementia. The mutant that existed for a brief and joyous frozen moment while disco was still birthing house.
"Body Burn” is the tropics with a black sun and Africanism with a stopwatch instead of a heart.
Recalling experimentalist forays by the likes of Liaisons Dangereuses, Patrick Cowley and Karen Finley, the 2 originals on offer manage to recall the raw passion of an era without feeling contrived or derivative.
The EP is rounded off by Sheila Fleurrater’s remix of “3 Minute Warning” which continues the pioneer-ist motif, albeit allying itself with a much more early industrial aesthetic.
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