Whilst a certain Parisian electronic duo were still (probably impossibly chic) toddlers, French band /production Space had worked out that making lots of hooky synth disco and wearing Space suits in public at all times were a potent pop combination, one that enabled them to sell 12 million records across 4 albums from 1977-81, before imploding in the time honored fashion of lawsuits and bitter recrimination all round.
Fast forward nearly 3 decades and following on from the recently released Carry On Turn Me On remix package on our sister label Tirk, we here at Nang now give our valiant attempt at capturing the essence of those 4 albums, and the breadth and diversity of their sound in one 14 track extravaganza.
'Magic Fly' sounds as fresh and other-worldly now as it did then with it's irresistible hook line, whilst at another end of the spectrum, 'Carry on Turn me On' remains Space's most genuine contribution to the disco pantheon, with it's orgasmic vocals and floor destroying, organic groove.
'Running In the City' is the sound of forgotten futures past, 'Flying Nightmare' a cosmic funk odyssey. 'Deliverance' remains one of the few Disco tracks to feature a full male voice choir and tracks such as 'Robbots' and 'Inner Voices' usher in the sound of the 80's
Things draw to an appropriate close with perhaps the bands greatest conventional pop moment, 'Save you Love for Me' , an epic, over blown euro-synth pad belter, full of genuinely synthetic emotion and perfectly plastic soul. A fitting end to one of Europe's great forgotten innovators.