Antena's Camino Del Sol is a classic work of dark psychedelic pop, made way back in 1982. It meets all reissue hype requirements: Factory Records connection, stark samba, DeJesus-like electro congas, a producer from Ultravox and French girls lilting. So you can read Paul de Kruiff's Microbe Hunters to it (especially the chapter called "Massacre the Guinea Pigs") and think Stereolab. And their label was called Crepuscule - which looks like a crayfish (they call 'em "crawdaddy" down bottom) and is the coolest word for twilight since that kid from George Washington directed traffic in the magic hour of Spencer, North Carolina. Anyone who does a version of "The Boy From Ipanema" with vocoder (once called The Voder, ha ha ugh!) is alright all over. And "Noelle A Hawaii" has an amazing weepy string synth, bonus booty cadence and a humming surge at the end. Other tracks to check here include "To Climb A Cliff", the title cut, "Bye Bye Papaya" and "Seaside Weekend." Beautiful double LP pressing containing tracks culled from Antena's early singles and EP with extensive liner notes from Numero Group. Recommended.
- includes extensive liner notes
- cover is replica of Benoit Hennebert-designed sleeve
- music label: Numero Group 1982 / 2010
reviewed by the mgmnt 01/2011
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