"Easy Listening Space Jazz, the sound of underground cavern cafes on Pluto, the noise that the aliens should have been playing in the Star Wars bar. End of the century piss-taking and/or demented genius forging new styles from old. 1950s/60s views of the future, naive ideas that come on like Eagle comic asides. Dan Dare surfing on sine waves, the Mekon getting it on with a funky/phunky Martian. Doped teenagers in love, watching the skies for clues.
Weird, warped be-bop techno jazz for the Generation X-Files."
How many more reference points do you need? From a bunch of reviews from the early part of 1996. Those were the records that were exciting me the most in those times. Not a guitar amongst them, or if there was it had been warped and whipped into a noise stranger than paradise. I've been spinning that Alec Empire set again today and it really does still sound like all of those things.