Review: Having previously released the Atlanta Skyline EP on Nang in 2016, Russian disco/electro/synth-pop duo Hot Hot Hawk return to the label with their debut album. The 80s force is definitely strong in this one, thanks not least to the distinctly John Taylor-esque guitar that adorns many tracks, and leaves many sounding like a tribute to 'Seven And The Ragged Tiger'-era Duran Duran - albeit minus the vocals, as Legendary is an all-instrumental affair. There's an 80s feel, too, to the shimmering synths that are even more ubiquitous, but if you have a penchant for the sounds of that era then that's not going to be a problem, is it?
Space Traveller (Go Nogo Space Odyssey) - (7:21) 125 BPM
Space Traveller (Capella remix) - (5:37) 114 BPM
Space Traveller (80s Stallone remix) - (4:52) 118 BPM
Space Traveller (Summer Of Haze remix) - (4:53) 100 BPM
Space Traveller (DigitalNativeDance remix) - (5:21) 114 BPM
Review: You can always rely on the Robot Scientists' Emerald & Doreen imprint for fly-by-night pop fun. Never-endingly leftcentric, their A&R knows no bounds. Which is thankful as they've just brought your attention to Russian synth pop duo Hot Hot Hawk. With a sound that touches on Human League, but done in the style of Hot Pink Delorean; "Space Traveller" is at once dreamy and cosmic yet utterly hooky and memorable. Remix-wise there's heaps to choose. Highlights include the Justice-style slap bass snatches on Capella's rub and the super-slow-motion slouch effect on the Summer Of Haze remix.