Review: From the awesome postmodern artwork to the post-punk avant disco rhythms featured on this release, you could easily be forgiven for assuming that Frank Agrario is some long lost kindred spirit to the likes of Talking Heads. But you'd be wrong; Mr Agrario is actually Italian producer Francesco Brini who is Swayzak's former percussionist. A few years ago he got bitten buy the disco bug and hasn't looked back since. Here we get two authentically early 80s cuts - "Fireworks" being a sweaty late night punk funk grind with sultry female vocals and a serious Kid Creole obsession, and "Sacramento", upping the tempo for a piano-led badass bass twister. Hot!
Review: Swedish nu-disco troubadour Richard Rossa is back with a short and sweet two-tracker. "Party Time" is a rousing retro roller, with tension building guitar licks and a vintage soul chant, intent on taking us to a better world. "The Veal" is an absolutely killer tune that begins like an early '80s US TV theme, before flowering into an utterly infectious (and slightly surreal) disco funker.
Review: Tom Tom Disco founder Richard Rossa has been part of the European electronic music scene for the past four years, releasing fluid, synth-heavy blends of Italo, nu-disco and deep house on a variety of labels. Here he returns to his own label with a three-track blast of undulating goodness. "Ramvong" sets the tone, offering an attractive fusion of raw analogue synths, live-sounding drums and vivid electronic melodies. "Draco" flips the script a little, focusing the action around a thunderous, rave-influenced synth bassline and wonky riffs. Best of all, though, is Justin Robertson's rework of "Ramvong", which morphs the Stockholm native's breezy original into a head-pounding chunk of acid-tinged Italo-disco.