Album Review: Headman - '1923' (Relish)

This is anything but disco dotage

Album Review: Headman - '1923' (Relish)

7 / 10 1923? As every hipster historian knows, the key Headman date is 2004. Back then, Berlin-based Swiss Robi Insinna was pivotal in the international discopunk uprising. Like The Rapture or LCD, his tracks were anthems at proto-electro nights such as Trash and Club Suicide. Since then, Insinna has threatened to drift into a comfortable disco-not-disco dotage, but ‘1923’ is a tight, urgent reaffirmation. His core sound (spare, tough electronic disco) is unchanged, but aided by guests including Yello’s Dieter Meier and The Beta Band’s Steve Mason, ‘1923’ proves that Insinna can still mix it with young bucks such as Fan Death or Hercules.

Tony Naylor

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