Review: If your brain works like ours then you probably also sometimes think that it's perpetually the year 2020 also. To help us escape that wormhole is Tic Taci's 2020++ compilation that sends in 10 new and deeply cosmic electronic numbers that touch on disco, dub and the odd industrial post-wave session. This includes Jack Butters' remix of "Gone & Forgotten" next to a spaced out Balearic version of Field Of Dreams by Hardway Bros. Bossmann Duncan Grey delivers his own edit to Fjordfunk with its devilish vamp alongside some abstract acid by Martin Eve in "Small Time Hero". A trippy jam for the next time you gas it through the New Jersey turnpike with a cigar hanging out your mouth like Tony Soprano.
Review: If the more leftfield/indie-leaning end of contemporary disco is where you're at, this long-player from Staffordshire's Jack Butters is well worth checking, evidencing as it does a wide range of influences. There's a blues/country twang to cuts like 'Still Got The Feeling', 'Wild West Show' and 'Stake To The Heart', for instance, while 'Searching For You' rocks an Indian-style chanted vocal and 'Chicken Wah Wah' errs on the cosmic side. But the standouts for yours truly are the dark electronic chug of 'Full Panic Mode', the moody, squelchy 'Drowning In Acid' and the nostalgic, piano-driven and fairly self-explanatory 'House That Jack Built'.