Following the success of the release of Kevin Harrison’s Fly EP, Emotional Rescue returns with more of Kevin’s output, this time alongside Peter Every, with the short-lived Neo project.
Released in 1985 on cassette only by Every’s own Neophyte Records, the Global Network album saw the more experimental side to Kevin Harrison. Selecting 5 tracks to cover all elements, the Global Network EP has as always been licensed and remastered especially for this release.
Starting with the most dancefloor friendly track, Electric Eels is the closest link to the Fly EP. Replacing live drums with sycopated and synthesed rhythms alongisde riding hats and funky bass, catchy hooks and cut-up programmed vocals instead of sung lyrics, places it in the first wave of mid-80s sampling frenzy.
Expanding the template is the almost ambient lilt of Eros In Exile, with it’s Tibetan percussion and uplighting wind melodies, before settling on our favourite – Praise The Night! A chugging groove, wailing samples, P-funk bass and Frippotronic guitar stylings make this sound like Baldelli’s ultimate lost classic.
In the hypnotic and aptly-titled Bush Recorder and pre-Screamadelica melodica lament, Pointy Birds, the final two tracks of the EP return to esotoric climbs. Exploring the realms between Eno’s Bush Of Ghosts collusion of percussion and ambience with the dub soundscapes of Sherwood’s finest On-U explorations, these tracks are like two long unknown cuts from a well-worn and battered late night recording of Peel’s show.
Primitive and drum heavy, the EP will find as much favour with those who sleep on the left side of disco as fans of cold wave.