Remember those hazy days of the mid 90's when Electronica was running wild in the charts? Bands such as Apollo 440, Fluke and The Chemical Brothers were the soundtrack of the era and rock was in decline. Now things have gone full circle but Electronica could be set to make a comeback and there is a new player in the hunt.
After much acclaim with the tracks hawking around on the net, Bullet Proof Sounds (AKA Deakin Scott) are back after a mini hiatus with a new single. 'Outliner' is reminiscent of Apollo 440 with a looped guitar riff over an insistent dance beat. The only thing that ruins the track is the choice of voice samples I feel.... they seem to be cosmetic but applied in such a way that if it was defined in real world terms, it would be Robert Smith's eyeliner.
B-side 'Let The Music (Play)' is a different kettle of fish. Coming on like a Space b-side (Space's dance tracks were superb) it is in your face and harks back to Deakin's earlier work like 'Disturbed England'. 'Bass' is Aphex-esque in style with the tune going several different directions (including early Prodigy) and with each turn becoming more and more intriguing.
I will be among the first to admit that this wasn't what I expected from BPS based on his previous work but the years of work he has put in are begging to show and it can surely only be a matter of time before a larger audience takes notice.