Somnambule - Writing About Music

Skalpel ~ 1958

The press release sounds very happy that a new reserve of breaks has been discovered in Poland – perhaps this is what the rest of the world will be feeling when oil reserves are running low and no-one has any petrol for their cars... In the meantime NinjaTune’s Polish beat-thieves Scalpel perform some plastic surgery on said music and come up with a charming, light-as-a-feather single (1958) that like so much cosmetic revisionism probably won’t age very well, but might just trick its beholder for a moment or two. The other tracks hint at something a little darker, perhaps worth watching.
Colin Buttimer
February 2004
Published by Absorb