2020 Dec 05     
2 Bit Thugs

Naples' Vincenzo Capaldo and Christian Brondoloni bring the spiky new wave attitude

What we have here is the Nang debut of Outtake, AKA the Naples-based duo of Vincenzo Capaldo whose work has previously appeared on Le Temps Perdu, Codek and other labels.

It's a two-track affair, and experiemental/leftfield disco is the order of the day. On the A, you've got Time Of Revolution itself, which harks back to that time in the late 70s/early 80s when punk bands started messing about with dance rhythms and funk artists starting injecting a little spikey new wave attitude into their productions. Time Of Revolution centres around a throbbing analogue-sounding synth riff that works its way up and down the scale, accompanied by a liberal dose of 303, the occasional guitar squall and a very new wave/indie-style male vocal. It's just a shame Nag Nag Nag isn't on any more, cos this would have gone down a storm!

The accompanying Black Discotheque operates in not dissimilar territory, but being a little less angular/attitude-y, and having a Eurodisco-style vocoder vocal rather than a new wave-y one, is probably the better bet for dancefloor play.

All told, this is a solid little two-tracker that will please those who like their disco on the more abrasive n' strutty side.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 4 December



Review Score: 7




Tags: Outtake, Vincenzo Cataldo, Christian Brondoloni, nu disco, new wave