[Elevator] Get People :: "Odyssey"
London's Get People are the next in a line of artists to tap into our barely understood yet completely non-negotiable affection for the 1980s. In this case, the source material is the shimmering international pop made briefly popular by Men At Work's "Down Under" and Duran Duran's "Rio." On "Odyssey," Get People share certain stylistic methodology with contemporaries Egyptian Hip Hop, taking us on an amorphous and profoundly digital exploration of something vaguely exotic. They urge us to follow them, to find truth out there in the wild, to "play with time." Consider the final impulse the best one as we screech into reverse through twenty-odd years to some clearing in the middle of time and space where people are dancing to the beat and pounding out their hopes and fears on a drum pad.