Ugh, most of the time I spent 'engaged' with the electroclash renaissance of the late 90/early 00s has now blurred into just one big overall sense of dread that incorporates everything from the questionable fashion choices and to a downright generally reckless lifestyle. It probably wasn't quite as dicey or regrettable as I romanticize it, but there's no doubt that I was passionate about the music at least as trying to pass as cool enough bouncing around the lower east side.
I guess a few people attribute I-F's "Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass" to the electro resurrection and the wave of Fisherspooner, Adult., the entire output of International Deejay Gigolo Records and everything that followed. I can attest that "Invaders" was one of the first of its kind that I'd heard... and something I'm pretty sure I downloaded onto a Sony Vaio using Audiogalaxy, for those of you who remember that.
This track knocked my socks off, because it sounded like someone had picked up right where I'd left off with my "Electric Breakdance" compilation and just injected an even darker layer of acidity on top. I-F, Dopplereffekt, etc. conjured hazy and mysterious memories of an era that held a certain mystery to me but that never existed.
This was recently repressed by Viewlexx. Grabbed at Reckless of Milwaukee.
Here's the whole "Fucking Consumer" record over at Spotify.