Solex vs Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer, Amsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown!
A messily gorgeous dash of sampledelica
Pussy Galore survivors Jon Spencer (he of the exploding blues) and Cristina Martinez (she of Boss Hog's sleaze rock manifestos) and beat maestro Solex (aka Elisabeth Esselink, missing in action for most of the past half-decade) have formed like Voltron to make a searching, infectious bit of psych-soul. "Galaxy Man," in particular quivers and shakes, on the brink of sensuality, but too obscure for that sort of romanticism. Instead, Spencer's scuzzy affect rises to the surface, infecting Solex's groove-laden flow for the better. Who needs grace when you can be a mess?