Linus finally gets it together to stick an album out... and it's been worth the wait...
Jack Smith 2006
Linus Loves is Breastfed label manager Duncan Reid. And, if theres one thing hes learned from Mylo its that variety sells. In keeping with the stables ethic, this lovable album sees Linus equally comfortable tweaking those disco loop EQs and easing the tempos for a breezy, country parody.
Stage Invader is no mish-mash of sounds thrown together to cash-in on the Stevie Nicks revival that The Terrace (Stand Up) sparked way back when. In fact the version included here is the superior dub version that first introduced us Mr Loves.
"Night Music", fuses a dark buzzing electroclash undercarriage with distorted crashing snares, while "The Victoria Principle" pushes the electro bpms down a notch with a growling synth bassline and DFA-esque punk-funk beats.
By plucking a selection of modern classic styles made famous by the likes of Kraftwerk and Madonna, and twinning them with some lesser-known gems from the electro revival, Linus Loves has created a pivotal album to suit the tastes of today's electronica generation.
Reviwer: Lewis Dene