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Compassion Crew / Masters Of The Gentlemanly Art / Major Problems

Acts Of Madmen. Kings Of Agreppo. Airplane Crashers. New New Beat roots, authentic like that Phoreski 12 on Redux from a couple of years back. Kinetic, unruly, noisy. Demons rattling hells bells.

Panic Chicago add the sound of metal under stress, skyscrapers crying an alien roar, and a beat poem almost out of earshot. Then Peaking Lights` Aaron Coyes and old partner Nate Archer, together as Leisure Connection, put a robotic spring in its step, and push the track into a mad instrumental rendition of the chorus from Tom Tom Club`s “Wordy Rappinghood”.

“Ran sumsumsa ran sumsum,Hootycooty hootycooty ran sumsum,Hi kye yay yippie yi kye yay,Awoo awoo ayee kie chi”

Synth stabs replacing Tina Weymouth`s overstanding. Vibes swap for those bells, and cut up ethnic chanting makes for a morphing, evolving, circling, spinning, raindance.

Released on Barry Redsetta`s Major Problems, with art, and a video on the way, from Simon Landrein, you can check clips over here.

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, B.D.I., Compassion Crew, Major Problems, Masters Of The Gentlemanly Art, Aaron Coyes, Peaking Lights, Leisure Connection, Panic Chicago

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, B.D.I., Compassion Crew, Major Problems, Masters Of The Gentlemanly Art, Aaron Coyes, Peaking Lights, Leisure Connection, Panic Chicago

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, B.D.I., Compassion Crew, Major Problems, Masters Of The Gentlemanly Art, Aaron Coyes, Peaking Lights, Leisure Connection, Panic Chicago

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