Disco Inferno, The 5 EPs

Michaelangelo Matos

By Michaelangelo Matos

on 12.08.11 in Reviews

Running samplers through their guitars and embracing every sonic distending device available to them, this mid-’90s British indie band wanted to break into the future, and like the ravers they shared their time and tech with, they did much to blueprint it. The Five EPs originated as a fan’s CD-R, and hearing them back-to-back — from the slow-turning epic “From the Devil to the Deep Blue Sky” to the straightforward indie-pop of “The Last Word” to the bashing-pop “It’s a Kid’s World” — is a tour through a surprisingly cohesive time, and band, made up of seemingly opposite musical impulses.