Off! This Kill The DJ label just keeps on hitting new grounds, and this new collab between Car and Red Axes is further proof of just how exciting this collective really is. Car has already featured prominently for the label, but Red Axes has been churning out beast after beast for labels like ESP Institute, Hivern Discs and many others of the same calibre. Although we have labelled this as cold wave, because is does indeed transpire feelings of chilly melancholia, the EP is basically a collection of mindful techno tunes for the more explorative of DJ's. From "Incognito" through to "2040", there is a feeling of pensiveness and true romanticism, the sort you don't often hear anymore and one that we're always on the hunt for. A heavy artillery of remixes come demo Il Est Vilaine, and Tom Furse with two mighty versions. TIP!!!
Barcelona-based Domestica deserves praise for releasing a second instalment of left of centre music from 80s band Son of Sam. The metallic drums and cut-up samples on "Hothouse" sound like a warped take on Art of Noise, while "Second Wasted Second" combines Siouxsie Sioux wails with white boy funk and wah wah guitar. In stark contrast are the noisy blasts and ambient, swirling sounds of "Come Here, Handsome", but it's only a temporary divergence as the Linn Drum kicks back in on the electro funk of "Playground" and "You Got Me". It makes for one of this year's more endearing reissues.