2019 repress on transparent violet vinyl. This hugely popular mid-eighties Exotika album was originally released in 1987 by Play It Again Sam. It includes such Chris & Cosey classics as the crowd-pleasing “BeatBeatBeat”, the haunting ballad “Dr. John (Sleeping Stephen)”, and the original version of their seminal title track “Exotika”, which was adopted as an electronica anthem, most notably on the GOA scene and in the US West and East Coast gay clubs of the later 1980s. Includes a glossy insert with historic photographs and press clippings.
“Chris & Cosey beat most of 87’s mainstream dance-floor contenders on their own territory of sheer pleasure, urged joy. ‘BeatBeatBeat’ is extreme, a revelation.” –Ian Gittins (Melody Maker, 1987)
“Chris & Cosey have made a great dance record, but it’s their kind of dancing. No junk here. They’re crazy enough to be sincere about their musical Pleasureland and they want to share their discovery. Come and feel the sound as though your life depends on it: if it were up to them, it would depend on it.” –Rockpool, 1987