The second in losonofono’s Skweee releases comes from Helsinki’s own Spartan Lover. Lover of Spartans (or a lover of Spartan caliber?!), and owner of the two-release-deep label Massy. Although the aforementioned artist has, in gangsta rap talk, been “Down Since Day One”, with tracks featured on the seminal Museum of Future Sound and Skweee Tooth comps on Flogsta Danshall and Ramp recordings respectively, and has prepared remixes for the other two strong suits in the sound, Dodpop and Harmonia, This release symbolizes his first release all to himself.
…and one thing is for certain: When it comes to being a Spartan, he is more enamored with the helmets and muscles than what could be a simile for austere simplicity, which is the last thing you could call either “Eye Drop” or Silk Smooth Skin”. While definitely of the hard to categorize stripe, other than to call it “Funky” in much the same way as a lot of the genre, each seems to possess a hint of the sounds in the parallel universe where Mr. Oizo kept with the hip hop breaks after “Analog Worms…” rather than switching to his more electro persona.
Each is a funky builder of bass and drums, of a variety almost too abstract, but somehow all the bits play together to make for some funky business indeed.