Review: There's a tongue in cheek sensibility and an air of confrontation to much that James Donadio does as Prostitutes which made him more than suited to Powell's Diagonal label when the Cleveland artist debuted on the label last year. It's nice to see Donadio back with the Simple Minds-riffing Ecstasy, Crashing Beats & Fantasy and contributing one of the final Diagonal records of 2014, a year that's been most successful for both artist and label. Donadio has said in interviews Powell tries to encourage him to take a more explicit approach to the dancefloor and that's evident on this quartet of Prostitutes tracks. The curdling acid of "Dollars To DMs" and the faltering bleep electro of "Side Effects Of Living" are particularly potent Prostitutes productions!
Review: Cleveland scene stalwart James Donadio returns under the Prostitutes moniker, after a slew of post-punk reinterpretations for the likes of Diagonal, Spectrum Spools and Opal Tapes. This will be his second outing on Night School, the Glasgow-based label run by Michael Kasparis. On Aluminium Garage, the Stabudown head honcho presents "Born Wanderer" which has a twisted 'Madchester' kind of vibe about it, while "Jah Elegant" goes for a frenetic style of drill & bass that would make fans of early Warp and Rephlex releases dizzy with excitement. The flipside offers even more variety, in the form of "Errant Seagull" a lo-fi, old school house jam drowned in saturation (sounds like a fat cat trapped in a box), while some industrial strength gabber antics await you on the austere "Shroud Of Cellophane".