Review: Slovenian Sare Havlicek's music is all about the music and moods determined by the cultural draft so typical of the area where Mediterranean passion hooks up with East European pride and where German exactness blends with hedonistic Balkan spirits. He returns to Nang with the first single of his eagerly awaited fourth album entitled Softmachine. "Everybody Freak Out" announces Sare's return with a loud disco bang. It's a low slung and funky deep disco joint. Remixes come from artists all over the planet. Our favourites were by Kim & Buran with their Space Disco mix which has a cosmic intergalactic feel about it and the upbeat-neon-lit rendition by Kontinents from Budapest.
Review: Sare Havlicek has long been one of Nang's most reliable artists, delivering a steady stream of well-crafted albums and singles. Predictably, the Slovenian is in fine form on this fourth full-length - his first for two years - gleefully sprinting between joyful, Chic-inspired disco ("Everybody Freak Out", "Like You Wanna Do", "Here Comes That Sound"), woozy, synth-heavy Balearica ("Softmachine"), undulating Italo-disco inspired electrofunk ("Riot"), colourful P-funk ("Science of the Beat"), sumptuous Balearic disco bliss ("Music and Lies") and "Stranger Things"-inspired synthesizer soundscapes ("Perpetual Rise" and opener "Dreamachine"). In other words, it's another spot-on collection from the Slovenian.