THE IDIOTS ARE WINNING (2LP, LTD SPLATTERED VINYL)
2x12" Vinyl UK
Ltd coloured 2019 Edition
Long-awaited repress of Holden’s essential 2006 debut ‘The Idiots Are Winning’ on double crystal-clear splatter vinyl (1000 copies only): a master class in delightfully wonky and restlessly glitchy minimal techno that has influenced many, though seldom been equalled.
Includes barnstorming stomper ‘Idiot’, trippy headwrecker ‘Lump’, loose-limbed workout ‘Corduroy’ and the twitchy insistent ‘10101’: dancefloor staples to this day, whose reappearance on vinyl is most welcome.
A unashamedly dancefloor-focused EP bursting with DJ tools which somehow also stands up as an idiosyncratic and effortlessly accomplished debut album offering, ‘The Idiots Are Winning’ is a celebration of one-time king of computer music James Holden at the height of his club-destroying powers. [info sheet from distr.]