Consider this a blessing from the italo reissue gods. No joke, Plustwo's "Stop Fantasy" is one of the funkiest italo boogie joints ever (peep that tb-303 action!). Originally released in 1983 on MIO Records, this was the first release from the group consisting of Antonella Bianchi, Giorgio Costantini, Marina Bianchi, and Renzo Zulian who would only have one other 12" before fading into obscurity. The original 12" would become a highly sweated collectors piece for heads in the know, going upwards of $200 on the 'cogs. It was also recently featured on the standout Compassion Cuts compilation, but we're more than stoked to see it get a legit 12" reissue courtesy of Australia's Mothball Records. They went ahead and did it proper - OG 12" configuration with "Melody" on the flipside, fresh remaster, and repro cover art - all with Giorgio Costantini's blessing. This has been on my wantlist forever, and I never thought I'd see the day when this record would be available again so don't even think about sleeping on it! Recommended.
- remastered sound
- music label: Mothball Record 2016
reviewed by Pop Tart 10/2016