Think back to 1991, when 808 State were at the peak of their techno powers. You had a great time losing your mind and body to these original bangers didn’t you? Now you can jog your memory again with their third album ex:el (featuring guest appearances from Bernard Sumner and Bjork!), reissued here on yellow vinyl with 4 bonus tracks. Limited to 750 copies worldwide.
Vinyl Double LP £23.24 MOVLP1615
Black vinyl LP on Music On Vinyl. Includes 4 bonus tracks.
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7/10 Jack 25th June 2017
Released in 1991 at the height of the rave culture in the UK you can see that this album has dated somewhat in terms of sound. Having said that it's still a fun listen to mainly for the singles "In Yer Face" and "Cubik". But there's a lot of hidden gems in here. Bernard Sumner also makes an appearance ( it wouldn't be the last time he collaborated with techno acts ) and it's a nice song. In short while the production values may leave this a somewhat dated but it can still pack an effective punch.
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