Sellorekt / LA Dreams – Turbo Quest [TURBO02]
When it comes to serving up fresh takes on Italo-disco and synth-heavy underground 1980s dance music, Aussie imprint Mothball has few serious revivals. Their latest missive comes from Los Angeles-based synth-wave artist Sellorekt/LA Dreams, a producer whose prolific output has never before been seen on wax. There’s plenty to enjoy throughout, from the shimmering night drive soundtrack of lead cut “Open Air” and thrusting, high-energy Italo-disco stomp of “Lipstick Blush”, to the Betamax fitness video flex of “Turbo Quest ’86” and Pet Shop Boys-on-anti-depressants cheeriness of “84′ Crush”. Throughout, the electronic melodies shimmer, the synthesizer basslines throb and the drum machine hits satisfactorily clatter.