Function and Jerome Syndenham revive their partnership with a reworking of Steve Poindexter's stone cold acid classic, "Computer Madness." Served up for THEMA's occasional series delving into gems from the past, the duo's approach is to use elements of Poindexter's signature acidic motif, freshening it up with Sputnik bleeps, barking, percussive prods and an underlying bass storm. On his lonesome, Function keeps much of the original's 909 drum programming intact, but takes it deeper and dubbier with oscillating single-note swells and eerie, late night chords. The 23-year-old original is included too, and while its production understandably sounds somewhat opaque in comparison to the remixes, its headfuck levels of menace and intensity remain thrillingly undimmed.
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Tracklist: Steve Poindexter – Computer Madness Re:Vision #2 A Computer Madness (Function vs. Jerome Sydenham Remix)
B1 Computer Madness (Function Remix)
B2 Computer Madness (Original 1989 Version)