Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gorgeous, Darling

I completely lost track of 808 State or anything connected to Graham Massey after 1992.  I had the attention span of a coked-out club kid, and there was this really exciting thing going on over here with something called "jungle."  My three 808 State CDs collected dust in the back of the crate while I moved on to speedier pleasures.

Sometime around the turn of the millennium I rediscovered Gorgeous, 808 State's follow-up to the canonical "pink album" and "blue album" that everybody seemed to have in 1991.  While their earlier work deserves credit for breaking serious ground in techno, Gorgeous broke even more serious ground in aesthetics and deserves yet another listen.

A chocolate sundae for your soul.

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