The Invisible Insurrection Of A Million Minds
"The Invisible Insurrection of a Million Minds is an invaluable trawl through Glasgow's currently vibrant electronic underground. Casting aside the city's reputation for all things twee and jangly in the eighties, this record takes over from where brilliantly fucked-up new wave electro funk acts like set the tone left off in 81. Centering on acts coming out of the highly regarded 13th Note and the infamous Optimo club the album features 17 unique cuts. Pro forma reinvent Beefheart's Hothead as electro sleaze, Mount Florida put Solex through a blender and Manchiron serves up a version of the Stranglers Golden Brown minus the smack references with added musical experimentation. Be sure not the miss the fantastically sinister sci-fi dub of closing track ufo by the Painkillers, a minor masterpiece. Anybody who thinks the Glasgow scene is all about simple minds and slam is going to be in for a rude awakening. For centuries, man has striven to produce a compilation of electro, minimal 4/4, pop and weirdness that doesn't suck. Now, in the year of our lord 2002 ad that dream is a reality, thanks to a Scottish label and their all-Scottish roster. If you need a specific reason to hunt this down, how about a heavy electronic version of Golden Brown. Yes."