Various Artists


Various Artists - Quito

Calypso are back with another clutch of exciting mavericks orbiting the weirder end of the contemporary club spectrum. There are minimal wave influences to be tacitly detected on Nicola Cruz's ''Tu Recuerdo'' as well as kind of stripped back acid freakiness, while in FE's ''Tarde O Temprano'' there's even more gritty, industrial tinged bite in the billowing surges of machine rhythms. Quixosis takes some wonderfully lilting traditional percussion and gives it a freaky treatment which makes for the kind of slow jam Weatherall would have wielded with aplomb. NTFL finishes this ear-snagging compilation off with the plaintive, Dembow-tinted ''Vacio''.

12inch Calypso: C010 € 14,49