Heartthrob along with Gaiser produced one of my favourite tracks of all time ‘Nasty Girl’ so I’m always exited when he releases something new and especially something as different as these tracks.
‘Discount Dancer’ has an awesome blend of driving, metronome like drums which keep you moving, along with what can only be described as menacing classic Roland synth sounds. At first you’re not sure where this tracks going, then you discover you are in Heartthrobs mind, I love it! I’ve listened to this track a few times now and I get something different from it each time.
On the B side there’s ‘Let’s Talk About Reading’, crammed with sweeping tubular tones and infectious hi-hats that together spawn a ominous atmosphere.
Finally you lucky devils there’s a bonus track when you buy the release digitally ‘ST8-2-TAPE’. I quote “A full on analogue freak out” which is exactly what it is.
It typifies some early Heartthrob stuff and there are plenty of those m_nus sounds going on. Great track, in fact three great tracks! Think I’m going to listen to them again!
words | Toby
There’s no preview available for Discount Dancer, but check out Nasty Girl below…