Functionaries of the Future
Right, the holiday is now over as far as I'm concerned (thank the Lord) so I can without guilt spend my time fiddling with this instead. Current non-holiday listening is Xylitol's Functionary. Now obviously anyone who puts the Tricorn Centre on the cover of their 3" CD is after my own heart, but this is really a very lovely thing indeed - as bouncily danceable as dancehall, as tinnily electronic as something oddly invigorating playing on someone's mobile at the other end of the 188 bus, exhibiting as much commonality with the fruity loops constructions of grime when it was interesting as with the more expected Neue Deutsche Welle and Radiophonic Workshop affinities. And as Martin sort of points out, it closes with a distinctly fey voice hymning the joys of being a skinhead. Marvellous.