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So Hot Plus Singles
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
2004 digitally remastered reissue of the avant-funk Latino bands' one & only album, originally released in 1982, features 15 tracks including 6 bonus tracks taken from the 12 inch Eps, 'Taste What's Rhythm', 'You've Got... more »
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2004 digitally remastered reissue of the avant-funk Latino bands' one & only album, originally released in 1982, features 15 tracks including 6 bonus tracks taken from the 12 inch Eps, 'Taste What's Rhythm', 'You've Got Me Beat', 'Softly Saying Goodbye', 'Call Me Honey', 'Boy' & 'Little Voices'. Includes 8-page booklet with detailed band biography & original artwork. LTM.
Like Brazillian New Wave Jazz...
squarehawk2 | usa | 01/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"...would be the only thing I can think to call this. All the elements - lush female voice, jazzy instrumentation - give the music both a catchy quiet Funk feel with a New Wave vibe.
Although there is a little punch to some tracks, most of them tend to be atmospheric instead of dance punk material that was associated with their label, Factory Records (Joy Division, New Order, Marine, Section 25, ACR, etc.). Many times the group was considered by others an offshoot project of A Certain Ratio because Simon Topping had a large hand in producing the group's records for a while ("Boy" being co-produced w/ Steve M. of Carabet Voltaire).
But the group really stood on their own despite whoever had a hand in them, and instead of falling for an all out post-punk style so popular at the time, they made original music that was exotic.
After the brief period of the Swamp Children, members continued to record together until the name Kalima for Factory Records.
Pick it up if you're looking for something different from the standard fare that pop music makes. And check out the comp. "Fruit Of The Original Sin" for another killer cut by the band: "Flesh"."