Following their debut on Dissident in 2008, great things have been expected from Italo revivalists Den Haan. Gods From Outer Space, their debut long player, certainly delivers on that early promise. Packed to the rafters with hard analogue synthesizer grooves, retro-futurist melodies, dark dancefloor thrills and spiraling, John Carpenter-ish atmospherics, it's a veritable romp through delightfully authentic Italo, Hi-NRG, Eurodisco and New Wave pastures. In true Eurodisco style, there are some hilariously camp low-range vocals (see "Russian Boat Commander" and "Release The Beast") and plenty of fist-pumping, Moroder-ish basslines. It may be inspired by musical nostalgia, but Gods From Outer Space is a contemporary delight.