This record came out in 1993!!!
Things like this I would listen to in disbelief - first, that music like this could even exist, and second, that no one seemed to have noticed (I mean outside the core scene, which was completely cut off, media-banished, cognoscenti-scorned, and accordingly inward looking, out of necessity)
I had a completely clear run at it for around 18 months. There was me and there was Kodwo, who would put some hardcore 12's in his monthly club trax column at the Wire - and that was it, in terms of serious-minded outside-scene coverage.
Yes it was my Lester Bangs right side of History moment - you'll forgive me for being attached to it.
(And in truth Lester had more company in his clairvoyance - other crits-wise - than I did)
Ian McShane in the membrane