SEASON OF THE WITCH
1. Witching Hour – LADYTRON (Rykodisc)
2. Throw Down Your Arms – SINEAD O’ CONNOR (that’s why there’s chocolate and vanilla)
3.Those Were the Days – DOLLY PARTON (SugarHill)
4. Life – RICKY MARTIN (SonyBMG)
5. Electric Blue – ANDY BELL (Sanctuary)
Hour showcases more unbridled yet utterly sublime synth pop from our favorite co-ed Liverpudians. A glorious O’Connor returns to the forefront revisting Rastafari classics with Jamaican statesman and producers Sly & Robbie in tow. Dolly passes the peace pipe with her take on inspired vintage tunes like “Where Have All The Flowers Gone” and “Crimson & Clover.” Martin’s not only looking good these days but sounding it too; he delivers a solid set of pop tunes with a variety of worldly, hip grinding influences. Erasure’s Bell finally cuts loose with an NRGetic solo set of dancefloor-aimed electropop; trainspotters will love the featured vocal stylings of Propaganda chanteuse Claudia Brucken.
1. “You Gonna Want Me” (Different Recordings) – TIGA
2. “Get Ready For Your Last Dance” (A Touch Of Class) – WALDORF
3. “Hung Up” (Maverick) – MADONNA
4. “I Wasn’t Kidding” (J Records) – ANGIE STONE
5. “1982 (Anthony Rother Remix)” (International Deejay Gigolo) – MISS KITTIN & THE HACKER
Our favorite Canadian export pumps up the volume again with a potent and gnarly club groove. Tasty Zurich duo unleash a slightly sinister, insistent dancefloor teaser from their forthcoming debut, Age Of Stupid. Esther wisely secures a helping hand with a genius “Gimme” loop courtesy of Frida, Agnetha, Benny, and Bjorn to usher in her new Confessions… disc. Resident soulstress Stone rides a rhythm of the Womack & Womack classic “Baby I’m Scared Of You.” Kittin & Hacker keep flogging the horse with yet another remix that manages to revive this electroclash classic.
– Peace Bisquit is Bill Coleman