Peter Ludemann & Pit Troja

“The Now Generation (coloursound)”

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Format Notes: 140g vinyl, remastered from the original analogue tapes, metallic silver sleeve Territories: Worldwide no restrictions Track List: A1 : The Now Generation (3:29) A2 : Panama (2:24) A3 : Inorganic Matter (3:27) A4 : African Nightclub (3:18) A5 : Grease Plant (3:20) A6 : Southerly (2:15) B1 : Mechanical Heart (7:22) B2 : Chemical Threat (3:26) B3 : Steady Going (3:16) B4 : Nepal Trek (2:47) Release Notes: Release Notes: They Say: “Documentary and industrial underlays for current themes of modern life”. We say: Mind-blowing, percussion-heavy, Afro-tinged, cosmic-disco library bomb. This is the one. An absolutely outstanding record from 1983 and definitely one of the hardest to find on the collectable German library label, Coloursound. The Now Generation (Percussive Underscores) is comfortably one of the very best library records full stop. The record comes galloping out the gate with a pair of rapid synthy-eurodisco bombs - the title-track and “Panama” - before slowing down to a woozy pace on “Inorganic Matter”. “African Nightclub” sounds like it reads, and is a particular favourite of Prins Thomas. Indeed, it was used to great effect on his seminal Cosmo Galactic Prism mix for Eskimo back in 2007. It’s followed by the dark, druggy, slow motion industrial groove of “Grease Plant” before “Southerly” lifts the tempo to close out side A with its Latin funk strut of bells and melancholic keys. For us, though, it’s all about the opener to side B: “Mechanical Heart”. Seven minutes of building, mid-tempo disco-funk joy, deceptively explosive, club-ready gear for body and soul. The back cover dryly describes the track as “Guitar and percussion, light industrial underlay”. Hmmm. How about, “after finally emerging from a particularly heavy week jamming in a sunless, lawless German warehouse, Chic warily press record on a wayward, illicit instrumental for basement gatherings”. Just wait for those drums at the 3 minute mark… The beatless ambienc

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