Luke Vibert Nuggets Volume 3

Luke Vibert Nuggets Volume 3
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In the same vein as previous instalments of the Nuggets series, Luke Vibert has trawled through mounds of production music to bring us his choice picks from the world of obscure and unknown compositions. This time, he focuses on the Bruton Music Library, a label home to cult heroes Francis Monkman, Brian Bennet and Alan Hawkshaw. With a catalogue stretching back to 1977, it's hard to imagine Vibert sifting through such a wealth of stock music, narrowing everything down to 26 tracks, but that's exactly what he's done. For most of the album, it feels like you're either riding backseat for an intergalactic cop chase or about to make sensual, zero gravity love to an exotic space hooker. In both instances, the take on cosmic/futuristic music is presented in the cheerfully optimistic, late '70s style, rather than the bleak backing tracks associated with modern space travel. While Nuggets Vol.3 isn't something you're going to throw on for spring cleaning — unless you're dusting the interior of a spacecraft trapped in the disco era — it is a gold mine for beat raiders and sample hunters. (Lo)