When Andy Votel isn’t putting his talents to creating album covers for Far Out Recordings he spends all his time on his other passion, creating a mix of experimental, psychedelic, folk sci-fi popcorn and his latest album is vintage Votel.
Andy Votel has been concentrating on his acclaimed series Folk Is Not A Four Letter Word but has drop this new collection Vintage Voltage which is a return to his usual mixtape brilliance.
From prog-rock tea pot heads to JP Massiera (often called ‘The French Joe Meek’), the Gaslamp Killer of the north has dug deep into his vast vinyl and added his own touches of “global cinematic influences and spoken word cassettes and radio snippets” – it’s like Jonny Trunk on acid.
Without a tracklisting, you won’t have any idea who/what is on this CD, but you can rely on Votel getting it spot on to provide “Plugged-In-Prog & Conrete Pop” (whatever that is).
Expertly mixed as you’d imagine, Andy Votel is FLY’s favourite DJ of “Global Robotic Rock” and as Egon (of Stones Throw) says, “Votel’s mixes make me weep”; we know what he means, this is poptastic.
Reviewed: Andy Votel – Vintage Voltage (Plugged-In-Prog & Conrete Pop) (Fat City) Cat. No:FCCD032 Release date: 8th June 2010