Reviewed this week
The final part of Dark Entries' long-running series of archival Patrick Cowley releases showcases tracks originally recorded for Afternooners, a late '70s gay porn film by director John Coletti. As with previous Cowley releases on Dark Entries, the double album also contains previously unheard material rediscovered from the Fox Studio archives. It's another essential collection of atmospheric synthesizer music in the producer's distinctive style, all told, with tracks ranging from the whistling cheeriness of "Hot Beach" and the sparkling, cowbell-laden throb of "One Hot Afternoon" to the dubbed-out, semi-ambient dreaminess of "Bore & Stroke" and the humid, upbeat "Jungle Orchid".
Dogs & Vultures records is an underground music label based in Madrid, managed by Vicente Garcia and Esther C. They return with their second release, after their impressive Compilation Vol.1, and this time it is the turn of Petroza aka Antoniadis Petros, a Greek producer and DJ based in Thessaloniki. The noir electronics of "Endoscopy" is the kind of indie-dance for nu-goths that we're really digging at the moment, in the vein of Red Axes, Fantastic Twins or Curses. There's some great remixes included by Monoblok and FK Club. Second original offering "Agoraphobia" is a lo-slung and psychedelic cosmic trip, geared for some real drifting on the dancefloor. It too gets a couple of fine makeovers but for us it was all about Did Virgo's funky and neon-lit nu-disco remix.