Review: Following the well-received reissued albums Love Fantasy, Let's Do It, Fever and, more recently, Africa, Centre Of The World, Polydor are reissuing this exceptional 12" that was only ever pressed for DJ promotion in 1980. Featuring two of Ayers most outstanding cuts, it sings with timeless soul and funk. For the rare-groove aficionados it's all about "Love Will Bring Us Back Together" while those looking for more of an upbeat, unrelenting boogie-fusion it's all about "Rock Your Roll". Both are seminal.
Review: Swift off the back of his eponymous, opinion splitting debut album, the rather statuesque James Blake delivers perhaps the highlight of the set "The Wilhelm Scream" on a rather pristine twelve inch backed with two unreleased compositions. Being exposed to the expansive yet claustrophobic atmospherics of "The Wilhelm Scream" nice and loud on 45rpm flushes you with the sensation the track has found its natural home. The new material further descends into introspective harmonisation with "What Was It You Said About Luck" notable for the arrival of a sumptuous electronic organ. "Half Heat Full (Old Circular)" appears to be the end product of Blake recording from the bottom of a well and is further example of his willingness to fully experiment with sonics despite his currently elevated position. (The witch house fans amongst you might delight in playing this at the wrong speed).