Review: Since launching back in 2012 with a suitably grisly EP from Moon Runner, Disque-Discos' occasional Discorror series has provided listeners with an impressive catalogue of horror-influenced, heavily electronic disco jams. This fifth installment, arriving just in time for Halloween, offers more of the same. There's naturally plenty to enjoy, from the John Carpenter-on-steroids pomp of Comegatos' "Ultratumba" and psycho strings of Gameboyz dark italo jam "Casa De Morte", to the throbbing bass, snappy analogue hits and moody electronics of Inigo Vontier's "Camino A Mordor". Arguably even better is the deliciously camp stomp of "Palo Oscurito" by Roman & Castro, and the sludgy, mid-tempo pulse of Tronik Youth's standout "The Machines Are Coming".
Review: Halloween may have been and gone, but Disques Discos continue to champion Italo tricks and horror treats. This latest volume in the label's continuing Discorror series is arguably the best yet. It's certainly the most tightly packed, with eight grisly tunes to choose from. Highlights come thick and fast, from the ragged acid lines and psychedelic electronics of Gameboyz wild "Regan 666", and Roman & Castro's Twilight Zone-bating "Spektro" (a kind of John Carpenter theme for the 21st century), to the low-slung ghoulishness of PTSD, Mutanek and Rodion's fine contributions. The atmospheric nu-disco creepiness put forward by Samfuentes and Comegatos is also superb.