Review: First released in 1994 and remastered for the 21st century. As the title subtly suggest, this has to be played LOUD! And it the recent days, the title tune (that FX mix) has been played recently by the usual suspects. A classic and strong 12" by Orlando Voorn under his Baruka moniker focusing on twisted funky Detroit Techno sound with his special signature.
Alternative Theme From Gay Man's Guide To Safer Sex (6:44)
Exploding Frogs (8:39)
Nasa Arab 2 (4:24)
Nasa Arab (11:00)
Omlagus Garfungiloops (4:26)
Theme From The Gay Man's Guide To Safer Sex (8:35)
Review: Here's something to set the pulse racing: a reissue of Coil's 1992 soundtrack to the VHS-only sex-ed documentary "The Gay Man's Guide To Safer Sex". It's always been something of an in-demand curio, primarily because it sees John Balance, Peter Christopherson and Danny Hyde not in industrial or experimental mode, but rather exploring the dreamy chord sequences and warming horizontal of ambient house (albeit with occasional nods towards acid jazz/proto trip-hop and what Hyde describes as "sort of progressive house"). It's very good, though, and comes with two tasty bonus cuts, "Nasa Arab" and "Omlagus Garfungiloops", which are vastly different versions of other soundtrack cuts. These were originally featured on a CD-only release in 1992.
Review: Given the length of Orlando Voorn's career - not to mention the rather large number of aliases he's employed over the years - it's perhaps unsurprising that Mental Groove offshoot Musique Pour La Danse has decided to put together a series that rounds up some of his lesser-known productions. Collected EP 2 begins with two cuts from Voorn's early '90s Frequency alias: the Jimi Hendrix-sampling, Belgian style hardcore of "Kiss The Sky", and the bleep-influenced, hip-house roller "Where Is Your Evidence". On the flip you'll find two suitably angry smashers from Voorn's Nighttripper project. There's the aggressive riffs, bleep melodies and relentless techno drums of "The Phuture", and the swinging, acid-driven stomp of "The Trip", both of which originally dropped in 1991.