It pleases me to welcome a good friend of mine Cam from Sound Not Seen to FF for the first (but not last) guest review. A design specialist and seasoned music lover Cam is well versed in a range of styles and genres and someone who shares the same enthusiasm in music as I do. He’s one of those enviable people who always seem to be one step ahead of the pack when it comes to thought-provoking quality music. Head over to his page soundnotseen for reviews and recommendations of the highest degree, there’s no doubt you’ll learn a lot as there are plenty of newly discovered gems to be heard and the odd flashback of nostalgic bliss.
Here’s Cam’s latest review of the Milky Disco 3 compilation direct from SNS. A big thank you to him for sharing this with me and along with all his music knowledge you can check out his design work at company Sensory Creative
“Lo Recordings has long been a provider of genre bending music, the Milky Disco series presenting the cosmic flavour of this nu-disco tent. The series has always suggested to me that label boss Jon Tye (aka Milky Globe) has had a keen eye on presenting new sounds of the genre, wanting to sneak some of his own wanderings in, all the while dropping the odd label reworking and space oddity.
Milky Disco III is possible the strongest candidate in the series thus far, hot off the success of II last year, and not missing a beat. I am instantly enthralled by opening tracks Carbon Caveby Leo Zero, Ghostape’s I Feel Your Soul with a playful Panda Bear style vocal hook over chimes, and Jonny Nash doingMetabolic, epic building keys, highway driving bottom end and spicy percussion.
What follows is what makes Lo so reliable, and indeed the series as a whole. Familiar classics in the form of Hatchback’sComets this time getting the once over by long time collaborator Beat Broker (check BB’s work on Flexx and Ghostly to be amazed), everyone’s favourite Black Devil Disco Club rub-a-dubbing their own For Hope and Soft Rocks getting twisted and echo heavy on Bobby’s Revenge. Add to that the introduction to such gems as Ichiban’s Space Patrol going all Coyote on me, Telespazio doing their best Smith&Mudd meets Escort, Cos/Mes and the minimal moon landing vibe of Iron Deck, plus Moscow bringing the Deep Heat off the back of gorgeous guitar lick, and you have compilation that is seriously all killer, no spiller.
Special mention to Brassica’s Made Up My Mind, as my favourite track on an already impressive list. Michael Anthony Wright as Brassica, a Londoner with a slew of tracks and remixes on various labels, here providing a synthed out vocal wonder that punches harder after a second helping. Get into this but be assured you will enjoy the lot”
Here’s a track from Hatchback ‘Comets’ that was given the re-work treatment from Beat Broker for the MD3 comp.