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Best of the posthumous releases.,
This review is from: Eurocentric (Audio CD)Eurocentric has a more coherent feel than predecessor, Beyond The Sun. That album felt like a fine postscript drawing from all musical projects of the label less Mackenzie's mid 90s period. This album draws prominently on the spirit of the early eighties Associates heyday on Hornophobic, -skyscraper guitars over a frenetic techno/jungle beats and oblique lyrics. 14th Century Nightlife is demented and hectic. The louche, Liberty Lounge reimagines some lost Roxy Music classic.
Steve Aungle may well have been his most "in tune" collaborator since Alan Rankine. Somehow though in the distant future Eurocentric will sound more dated than Sulk due to it's 90s inflected production. Perhaps a more voluptuous sound (a la Boris Blank would've have raised Eurocentric a couple of notches even further). A moot point but, for me one reason why this is not "5 stars"
The latter, ballad tracks, are if not more high octane, as stately but less intimate or sparse than those on Beyond The Sun. And is the version of Wild Is The Wind is the equal of Bowies's? Investigate for yourself!
Either way, a close run thing with The Glamour Chase for the best post Sulk release.