A debut on this blog for Manchester favourites, Intastella. Emerging from the ashes of funk outfit , Laugh and fronted by Stella Grundy they comprised of Martin Wright, (guitar) Martin Mittler (bass and ex-Hypnotone) and Spencer Birtwistle (drums and ex-Bodines and The Fall) . They were the classic indie crossover band producing psychedelic, dream pop much akin to One Dove, Saint Etienne, Curve, Dubstar and Ruby and like the Happy Mondays with Bez ,had a member (“Little Anthony”) whose responsibilities were solely dancing onstage. Produced with A Certain Ratio’s main man, Martin Moscrop and engineered by Liam Mullen (with John Pennington) this was “post-baggy” dance and their debut release. “Some Dreams” is an more ambient, trip hop version of the title track. “Paradise” is a meatier mix of the title track with some nice, swirling organ. “It Will End When It’s Over” is an instrumental track of breaks and beats with some throbbing synth.
MCA Records – MCST 1520
|A1||Dream Some Paradise|
|B2||It Will End When It’s Over|