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ANTOINE ROUGE / SPOOK JUKE / CRIMES OF THE FUTURE

Test Pressing, Reviews, Dr Rob, Scott Fraser, Timothy Fairplay, Crimes Of The Future, Antoine Rouge, Asphodells, Weatherall, Spook Juke

Crimes Of The Future is the label arising from the Glasgow party of the same name hosted by Scott Fraser and Timothy Fairplay. Given that the name is lifted from a film by David Cronenberg (a key character in which just happens to be called “Antoine Rouge”), then you might expect cinema, and perhaps cinema of a darker nature, to have some impact on the music released. I don`t know if that`s a “brief” but it`s certainly the case here.

Hi-Fi Cold Wave and urgent Electro soundtrack a Sci-Fi Horror chase through a busy `70s / `80s futuristic shopping plaza. A maniac lost in a glass maze of reflections and mannequins.

Soca phantoms dance above Footwork bass and drum patterns (a bit like William Kouam Djoko`s last 12). “Bangs And Works” meets Czechoslovakian surrealism.

John Carpenter survivors, cut off by electrical storms, prepare for siege. Farley Jackmaster Funk let`s `em know he knows House as a maelstrom builds towards the eye.

Klaus Schulze`s swing is painted Snowy Red and credits roll on a non-Hollywood ending, sending you from the theatre in dread, silent, suspicious of your neighbour.

Honestly, if you bought the compilation of Patrick Cowley`s music for Fox VHS then I can`t see any reason why you wouldn`t buy this, other than the kind of snobbery that we cultivate over something old versus something new.

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