With a title that can only be a tribute to the legendary label that spearheaded the 80s boogie explosion, AD Bourke's latest release finds him even further immersing himself in the glorious starlit world of electro funk, and doing so with aplomb. "Prelude" is all limber bass and plush synth work, coming on more modern and house-orientated than the title may suggest, but still fuelled by the seduction of Moog tones and soulful chord progressions. "Astral" is, by definition a more 'out-there' piece, strafing towards jazz-funk territory and mixing it with intricate techno sequencing while remaining stoutly downtempo. "Equinox" too drifts in a more mellow headspace before the plaintive piano of "A Night In Almeria" ditches the funk altogether for a beautiful soliloquy of blue-hued keys.
It sounds like Milo Smee is on a one-man mission to turn inject some chaos back into techno, and his debut album as Bintus goes a long way to counteracting the prevailing air of furrowed brow seriousness. "Stellar Drain" kick starts the release with distorted kicks and a grainy acid line, while "Paracelcus Beat 2" is an even more abrasive take on this sound. "Cylinder Bop" sees Smee flirt with industrial sounds - not the mock-doominess we hear so often these days, but the grating sheet metal paranoia of Swans, set to a buzzing bassline. Finally, the off the wall "Basket Case" bring the release to a close with its razor-sharp percussive groove that speeds up and slows down inexplicably.