Spektrum - album review
- Andrew Richardson
- 11 November 2006
Fun at the Gymkhana Club (Nonstop)
London four-piece Spektrum are back, twisting music into brand new shapes with a demented dose of eccentric genius for their second album. Hardly surprising, given that production wizard Gabriel Olegavich has a famous Russian composer’s heritage in his blood, while frontwoman Lola Olafasoye exhibits the kind of sass, sexiness and style to suggest Ari Up, Grace Jones and Siouxsie Sioux in a love romp. First album Enter The Spektrum disappointed slightly with its strung-out grooves, but Fun At The Gymkhana Club has had all the fat removed and, riding roughshod over punk, funk, electro, rock and R&B motifs, the resulting magic is simply pop, pop, popping.