Monday, May 16, 2011

Nazoo
"James Brown Is Burst"

Nazoo
Sim House
2001 Daisy Groove

compilation CD
(SSE Communications, 1992)


OK, so it's been a while since I featured any techno. Oh, wait . . . I've never featured techno on this blog. Time for that to change, then! So, "James Brown is Burst" is one of the greatest titles ever. I'm not sure if they meant it literally, as in his stomach exploded, or if they're referring to him getting out of prison. Personally, I prefer the former scenario; well, visually at least. Then again, I was certainly guilty of referring to Mr. Brown as "Cell Brother #1" during his incarceration in the late 80s.

Nazoo are a bit of an enigma. I've got tracks on three different compilations (this one, Galax3 and D.A.N.C.E.2.N.O.I.S.E.0.0.3), and they're all pretty great. Naturally, because of this I decided to buy their lone album, Dear Heavens, Children In His Twilight. Who knows why, but they dropped the hard techno from their sound almost entirely and the damn thing is borderline new age at points. Oh, well. Regardless, today's track rocks, imo.

1 biased opinion:

Biki said...

This is the bomb! Love it!