Hugely popular in the mid-eighties, Exotika was originally released in 1987 on Play It Again Sam. It includes Chris & Cosey's classic 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’.
"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." By 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." From Rockpool 1987.
Reissued here on Conspiracy International on Transparent Violet vinyl
1 - Confession
2 - Arcade
3 - Exotika
1 - Vengeance
2 - Dancing On Your Grave
3 - Beatbeatbeat 4 - Dr. John (Sleeping Stephen)
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