Having previously released on Dirt Crew and Klein, Irish producer Timothy Blake could be considered a rising star. Here, he pops up on Lectric Sands' It's A Lectric World offshoot with a pleasingly vibrant four-tracker. There's a kind of recorded-to-tape, '80s synth wig-out feel about opener "R&B Restitition", while "Showtime" seemingly cuts up a load of old P-Funk and 8-bit games soundtracks, resulting in a no holds barred chunk of cheery synth-house. He continues the house theme on the near techno throb of "Soaring & Crashing" (which, incidentally, still contains dayglo synths), before closing proceedings with the wonky, piano-laden dancefloor madness of "Bee My Victim".
With only 300 copies pressed, "Heat Crime" is as limited as it is whimsical. Cosmic but upbeat, strange but familiar and dynamically formatted, Blake has given us some really interesting late night treats here. The title track is a cinematic yarn, telling about three different psychedelic stories at once while "Moon Letters" is much more obvious in its bass-busted charms. For something just a tad more conventional head for Peter Power's remix. Can you feel the heat?