Coco Steel & Lovebomb. The name, which could be suitably affixed to any cheesy synth pop band from the 80’s, actually belongs to a british electronic trio whose productions feed on the 90’s garage movement, soul and a lil bit of that disco. The 90’s were their hayday, and at the peak the group released more than a few singles and a full length for the prestigious Warp Records.
“Jet Cadett”, a 20 year old record, is easily one of my favorite tracks of their catalogue. The ethereal intro exudes a message of peace and harmony, quite literally, and builds into a nice acidic groove. Coco Steel & Lovebomb’s productions are never forced, or over-thought, leaving them with a finished product that’s simple yet effective. A release easily over-shadowed by the giants of 90’s house music, and completely deserving of a revisit.
This post could also be a musical response to the last line of Lexis’ very imformative piece on the student movement happening in Quebec (link). “Don’t let them turn us against each other.” Come together in peace and harmony!