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Chez Damier & Stacy Pullen
'Forever Monna'
One of the most evasive titles of the Prescription/Balance catalog, Chez  Damier & Stacey Pullen's "Forever Monna" evinces the futurism of the most forward leaning deep house music, purging  itself of any relics of disco sentimentality in the sacred quest of that  prophecy of infinite, intangible beauty hidden within the patchwork of  electronic production. Originally released in  apparently minuscule numbers on Serious Grooves in 1993, this remarkable  instrumental track was re-released two years later on Ballance, a fine  example of these two Detroit pioneers' tireless effort to claim a piece  of that brave new world from the unyielding clutches of Techno. Slinky synth loops. eerie chord frames and a brilliantly simple low-end punctuation coalesce in the  uncertain, unidentifiable prospect of soul music stripped of any links  to the past or present, an inexplicably funky rendition of a deep house  slow mounting contagion, infecting fatally the recollections of Parliament/Funkadelic bass-licks and warm organ  progressions with a bleak, somehow comforting landscape of fresh  alien-esque soul. Previously unattainable without an eighty-dollar plus  price-tag, "Forever Monna" joins the growing army of CORE reissues  seeking to popularize an often horded and unattainable circle of  essential dance music classics, pieces of stunning vision and  incomparable genius that should be accessible to more than just a few pockets capable of shelving out the capital for what is rightfully the  universal property of electronic musical sublimity.
A1. Forever Mona
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