Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Endgames – Ecstasy (Virgin)

Not their most well known reference, judging by the chart positions this Scottish sextet managed to score during the first half of the 80’s, but probably their most groovy joint carrying all the ingredients that contributed to the recognition of the British New Wave. Somehow reminding of their Welsh alter egos, Scritti Politti and a bit of Zapp with their vocoderized vocal parts. Definitely funky, built on a rumbling bassline, but also both jazzy and chilling with its aerial synth line and its sax part by the likes of group member Paul Wishart who collaborated with Simple Minds during their ‘Empires & Dance’ tour back in 1980…

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