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12in released: Sep 24, 2021

MAXIMUM JOY
STRETCH
Label: 1972
Cat No: 197209
Barcode: 852545003899
Packaging: 12in

Bursting at the seams, "Stretch" feels like it can barely be contained within the studio walls. Rainforth delivers a vocal performance that can only be found within the freedom of someone recording their first ever single. The group's love of funk is evident on "Stretch", but the heavy influence of dub and reggae from their surroundings shapes the moody skitter of "Silent Street". Here, the sing-song vocals seem to drift across the heavy late night air. The two songs are wildly different, yet both could only have come from this key collection of players. Paired with the likes of The Pop Group, The Slits, The Raincoats and the On-U-Sound collective, Maximum Joy still stands out as a unique voice in the movement.

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