Review: It all started here; one of the landmark releases that sparked the tidal wave of legendary electronic music to emerge from Detroit, featuring Juan Atkins alongside Richard Davis taking their lead from Kraftwerk, post punk, synth pop and industrial and coming up with a distinct Motor City twist that would eventually morph into techno. Just listen to the likes of "Cosmic Raindance" and you'll hear the future echoes of the Belleville Three and the scores of music that came after. This is an essential milestone for any avid electronic music fan to keep a hold of.
Review: It's hard to think of many bands that manage to channel the spirit of End Days via tracks that sound so deliciously catchy and hooky. Given the current state of the world it's not hard to see, and hear, where they're coming from. The Canadian-American eight piece deliver powerhouse points with powerhouse tracks, "You'll Need A Backseat Driver" kicking things off as they mean to go on- stuck in the rear of a car driven by a petulant child. "Dreamlike And Rush On" is stadium-filling stuff, "Leather On The Seat" closes the record out with its quietest but arguably most commanding moment. By now the car theme should be pretty clear, but as titles like "Colossus Of Rhodes" and "Need Some Giants" suggest, it's less about motoring and more about the need to change, rise up and save society before it all comes crumbling down.