Fourth release but almost all first appearance of Jay Pearce and Damo Foster out of their remarkable Affected Music structure. Gathered together by Billy Nasty on his own Electrix label, the UK duo pays tribute in a magnificent way to the Detroit sound with "Random Chance", a superb techno construction combining melancholic strings, lyrics a la Juan Atkins and minimal bass line. Declined on the flip in its electro version, the cut cancels its emotive side in aid of a more hypnotic face thanks among others to its well placed claps and perfectly orchestrated bleeps. Reinterpreted at last by famous Scottish artist Funk D'Void (Soma, Kicking Records), the second remix turns into a tended music based upon an abstract rhythm, some industrial digressions and a stunning vocoder. A brilliant 12''!
Nexus 6, 20/06/2006