The Glimmers - The Glimmers Are Gee Gee Fazzi (www.glimmertwins.com)
Glowing brightly rather than glimmering, Mo and Benoelie aka The Glimmers bring us their debut artist album, after years of compiling innovative and extremely exciting mix albums. The Glimmers Are Gee Gee Fazzi is not an album of strictly new material, as it does contain re-versions of older Glimmer faves, concocted by the Belgian duo and other post-disco glitterati. Musically, there are some mind-expanding instrumentals, which line up beside rather over the top and at times cringeworthy vocal efforts. It is the weird and wonderful blend of acidic house grooving and drugged discoid delving that gives the album its strength, which was created with the help of percussion fuelled jam sessions and various studio based endeavours. Winners include the wobble board and biting bassline driven Kobe’s In Columbia, Keith Optimo Espacio’s salacious dub of Wanna Make Out and the strung out keyed bliss of Music For Dreams, Kenneth Badger’s take on a collaboration between The Glimmers, Lindstrom and Prins Thomas. Instead of selling this album through conventional channels, The Glimmers will be giving it away on their Gee Gee Fazzi tour. Check http://www.myspace.com/theglimmers for dates!