Disco Inferno - D.I. Go Pop LP
Label: One Little Indian
Mixing an obsession with New Order and sampling with their own dark sensibilities, Disco Inferno took a colossal leap forward with their second album, D.I. Go Pop. Released in 1994 on Rough Trade, Go Pop would become a high water mark for '90s experimental music – the post-rock equivalent of P.E.'s It Takes A Nation of Millions. From the opening watery loops of "In Sharky Water" to the crushing bass and darting claustrophobic tension of "A Crash At Every Speed" and the deceptively beautiful "Footprints In The Snow" set against recordings of people literally running in deep snow, Ian Crause and crew somehow managed to make the record that you always knew The Teardrop Explodes heard in their heads. Highly recommended.