DUST OFF: Holy Ghost Inc. – Wildlife On One (Holy Ghost Inc HG 010 – 1993)

The year 2011 saw a group called Holy Ghost! publishing an album on DFA, but techno’s history books know another group with that name. When Tresor signed the duo in mid-1990s, Holy Ghost rose to awareness with the albums “The Mind Control of Candy Jones” and “Art Lukm Suite” plus with several EPs recorded for the Berlin label.

Two Brits, Gary Griffith and Leon Thomson, had been in the business since acid house swept over the island and brought out several releases on their own Holy Ghost Inc label. Largely unaware of the duo’s pre-Tresor feats, I came across this EP in a crate-digging session and was not shun off by a techno-naive stance of the release.This is a techno release where the A-side runs largely on breakbeats, while on the flip  “Wildlife On One” reduces the speed for a beatless track with pulsating synths and thereafter “Daybreak Siren” rewards all hardliners with a tight banger – only the sample of a crowing rooster is not needed.

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