Review: Following their recent reissue of the Elecktroids' sought after 1995 debut album, Clone offers up a tasty new edition of the shadowy, Drexciya-related outfit's only EP, "Kilohertz". Interestingly, the Clone crew has somehow managed to locate an additional fifth track - the mind-altering vocal electro sleaze of "Digital Warlock" - that was missing from the original Warp Records pressing. It's a neat bonus on top of the other four tracks, and they are all seriously scintillating. Highlights include the "Computer World"-era Kraftwerk style alien bounce of "Remote Control Hornet", the glassy-eyed, synthesizer-fuelled positivity of "Magnetic Field" and the weighty beat-box electrofunk buzz of "Kilohertz".
The Other People Place - "Sorrow & A Cup Of Joe" (6:23)
Mystic Tribe AI - "Telepathic Seduction" (5:44)
Review: Given that Warp has finally bowed to pressure and reissued James Stinson's sole album under The Other People Place guise (2001's peerless Lifestyles of the Laptop Cafe), there was an inevitability about this 12" getting the re-press treatment. It first came out on Clone back in 2002, and paired a fine Stinson solo effort with a rare outing for DJ Stingray as Mystic Tribe A.I. Stinson's "Sorrow & A Cup of Joe" is a thing of rare beauty: a spacey, 4/4 electro cut blessed with bubbly electronics, alien chord progressions, heavy sub-bass and a fluttering, melancholic vocal sample. On the flip, Stingray's "Telepathic Production" is a dreamy chunk of outer space warmth driven by chunky hip-hop breakbeats and an undulating bassline.