||1.||"Island Breeze" (3:42)|
||1.||"The Odyssey" (3:32)|
||2.||"Caravan Revisited" (4:20)|
The latest volume in Music From Memory's impressive 12" series of reissued obscurities takes us back to late '80s St Louis and the hard to find world of Workdub. Formed of Virgil Work Jnr. and Nicholas Georgieff, Workdub's output was restricted to a pair of highly limited albums recorded between 1989 and 1992. All four tracks are taken from these two albums, and offer a lucid, ear-catching fusion of early ambient house electronics, experimental oriental synth-pop, alien jazz breaks, spacey Detroit influences, and stuttering drum machine rhythms. It's a hard-to-place but wonderfully evocative mixture, arguably best displayed on standout opener "Island Breeze". That said, the curiously Balearic, Tangerine Dream influenced "Caravan" is rather tasty, too, while its' ambient alternative mix, "Caravan Revisited" is almost overpowering in its' simple beauty.
Alexis Le-Tan, Jonny 5, Rufus (Bosconi, Nighdrivers, Marmo), Sito / / Mischio Dischi Disco, Manu•Archeo, Belle Bete, Cedric Woo, Shawn Ryan (Universal Cave), Jacques Renault, Dario Piana, Alvaro Cabana (Rotten City Records), Lexis (Music Is My Sanctuary), Juno Recommends Downtempo/Balearic, Noise In My Head, RIZZOLO DJ, Kenneth Bager, Steve Lee, Roy Comanchero, Roberto (Conga Radio), Ponty Mython (Dirt Crew), Thread London, Terrence Pearce, Joakim
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