L.I.E.S. Records Various Artists compilation “How Sick Do You Get When You Look At Yourself?” with tracks from 51717, Bad News, Beau Wanzer, Chupacabras, Daniel Holt, December, Delroy Edwards, Entro Senestre, Innsyter, JT Whitfield, Krikor, S. English, Teste, TV.OUT and Willie Burns.
For his second chapter on Crowdspacer, Crackboy aka Krikor, the king of French dirty analog techno, digs deeper into that Detroit melanchol-epic vibe with Weapons Of Steel on the A-side before going bonkers on the B-side with 2 naughty stripped-down beat-centric DJ tools for the sweaty late night crowds. Made me think of some Gemini tracks when I first heard it (that’s a compliment).
Originally recorded by Marc Moulin, Vincent Kenis and Marc Hollander in 1977 Brussels. Leapfrogging over style and genre boundaries, the LP shuffles between improvised jazz, minimalism, imaginary ethnic music, classical and even proto-techno (‘Saure Gurke’ foreshadows characteristic Detroit techno riffs by a good ten years). It became a cult album in its own right and a few decades later Parisian dj / producer Krikor spontaneously decided to rework two tracks for his dj-sets. Ensemble brings his remixes with the kind permission of Crammed, Marc Hollander / Aksak Maboul and Krikor.