Label: DC Recordings Release Date: 23/03/09 Link: www.myspace.com/higamoshogamos Here to release a debut that will bring us a blast from the past, as well as a blast to the far reaches of an alien galaxy are the dynamic duo of psychedelic electro rock music. Anyone who has read our past interview and review of their single, 'Major Blitzkrieg', will know the bizarre identity trip that this ever shifting batman and robin have taken. Made up of Steve Webster, formerly known as 'The Black Neon' and Toby Jenkins, once bearer of the title, 'Squire of Somerton', who both joined forces to become Fort Lauderdale, have reformed to once again pool their abilities, forming this new album. Higamos Hogamos' self-titled record appropriately kicks us off like a launch programme; 'Infinity Plus One' is like a funky space odyssey, making a long trail of synths that stretch beyond the far reaches of your insignificant mind. The listener can then be expected to end up on the planet of 'Black Forest Gateaux', home to waves of eery, but sweet background voices, and yet more synths that one could picture as glittering rain. Before it becomes too much of a concept album with all the cosmic space journey lark, Higamos Hogamos comes up with a fresh song to shift the course of the album. 'The Future Hides Its Face', takes the traditional rock route with it's guitar licks, but towards the end transfers into what must be Higamos' take on the eastern cultures; hearing it is like dragging the Muslim quarter of Marrakech into the future. Following this track is the unrelenting onslaught of a song, the name of which describes itself, 'Major Blitzkrieg'. From then on the album takes the form of a 1970s glam party revival with a touch of modern electro. Tracks like 'The Creeper' and 'Little Switch' are what would happen if Grandaddy gave T Rex keyboard lessons. It's certainly beautiful to once again hear some glam synths and guitars with the old Neon and Squire magic, but also some new redefined twists that I can only assume are what Higamos Hogamos are about. These principals are all captured in the extensive 'Moto Neurono', the strong points of which are the tiny, unique sounds that all muck in together, backed by the rumbling bass to make an electro symphony and something out of this world.   7/10