In recent times, we've been inundated with releases that can be best described as synthesizer porn - records that celebrate the distinct sounds of vintage synths from the halcyon days of experimental disco. "Philomena", a kind of synthesizer symphony in three parts, is real hardcore. Each of the three parts bristles with shiny melodies, tough appreggios, colossal chords and fuzzy, drum machine beats. The first part takes a more straightforward Italo disco approach, and the second a kind of John Carpenter-on-Valium vibe. The third part, meanwhile, goes for the money shot via some Sally Shapiro style vocals and sticky Eurodisco grooves. Just lie back and think of Alba.