Following the excellent reissue of Aither last year, Emotional Rescue return to the dreamy, decidedly tripped out sound world of French-Persian outfit Vox Populi! with this enchanting collection of early rarities from the early to mid 80s. There's a range of moods on offer here, sounding very much of the era with dashes of On-U dub colliding with kosmische and the worldly outlook of Byrne, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell et al. It's a varied listen and a wonderful introduction to a band that could have so easily been more widely appreciated if they had managed to break out of the French underground.
Vox Populi!, a 1980s French post-punk/industrial/minimal collective known for circulating cassette-only releases. Based in Paris, France, their style incorporates elements from psychedelic music, Persian folklore and all kind of mind elevating sound forms. Vox Populi! was the project initiated by French artist Axel Kyrou.