Apollo 440 – Dude Descending A Staircase

Two-CD collection of funk and chill-out

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Kudos to Apollo 440 for the title and sleeve here, wry references to Marcel Duchamp which may sail over the heads of some. It’s a juicy electric foray into retro-futurist funk, the cheesy, strobe-lit spirit of which is captured on titles like “Disco Sucks” and “Escape To Beyond The Planet Of The Super Apes”, featuring guest appearances that include a shouty turn from Pete Wylie.

The second disc is more of a laid-back, trippy affair?most enticing of the tracks on offer being “Something’s Got To Give”. Nice, though a few more moments of splashdown wouldn’t go amiss.


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