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A Split Second

  • . . . From the Inside [Wax Trax, 1988] B+

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. . . From the Inside [Wax Trax, 1988]
Avatars of a slightly slowed-down Belgian industrial-disco style (subculture?) that I suspect is called "new beat" because buyers will know what the phrase means anywhere in the EEC, they don't overdo the wimp and doom factors that ruin so much synth-based dance music--just play them for tune and discord respectively. A taste for sex and the occasional funny bit facilitate this achievement. B+