Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Conversion - Interference / Collector (1980)

First class herky-jerky art-wave postpunk from New Jersey. Fans of avant-prog / RIO might appreciate this as well. Singer-songwriter-guitarist Clive Smith also had a major role in writing the music for the desperately weird new wave film Liquid Sky!

 http://www.mediafire.com/download/2v7c297qj6t72ux/Conversion.rar


Monday, September 29, 2014

The Moderates - Fetishes (1980)

Super fun English postpunk jangly pop. Sounds like The Monochrome Set colliding with The Petticoats in an all night shake down. The Moderates also had a track on the great Street to Street - A Liverpool Album compilation, did a John Peel session, and put out a couple singles after this EP. 

http://www.mediafire.com/download/io3ezv7nvj1c10j/Mod.rar

Idiotsavant – Feindsender (1984)

Experimental new wave with electro-jazz flourishes. They were from the Netherlands, but the music has a Slavic overtone or concept going on. Insert included.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/w80188o3nwy248e/Idiotsavant-Feindsender.rar

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dogs - Missing on the Subway / Ain't Goin' Nowhere + Rubbish / Ain't Goin' Now Here (1981)

Catchy minimal synth from the British Isles. Sounding a bit like Daniel Miller's Silicon Teens (especially on the song Rubbish) but with better and original songs. Missing on the Subway (featured below) is a standout, and was included in one of those New Wave Complex comps. The riff on Ain't Goin' Nowhere sounds vaguely Gary Numan-ish, but starts goin' in a different direction. My copy of the Rubbish single is a Portuguese edition, and the b-side Ain't Goin' Nowhere was titled incorrectly, but I included it in the download because it's a different much muddier mix.

 http://www.mediafire.com/download/uub6cm65j9j6tg9/Dogs.rar




Sunday, August 31, 2014

Seattle Syndrome Two (1983)

Here's the follow up to the Seattle Syndrome Volume One, I posted awhile back. This one's even better than the first one, chock full of outstanding tunes. Minimal synths, post punks, new waves, power pops, weird otherness. My record is fairly beat up, probably because it was once a radio station copy, though it's fun being able to read the descriptions and comments left in pen by the DJs back in the day. I included a better pic of the back cover, and the record sleeve that has lots of info about the bands. This is one you don't want to overlook!

NEW LINK!
http://www.4shared.com/rar/PYeoqwPyba/SeattleS2.html


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beat-E-O's - Arabian Reggae / He Waiting (1981)



I first heard these guys (and gal) on The Up Another Octave Transmission comp. Where they have a great standout track, on a comp full of great tunes. Then I recently came across this 12" and picked it up on the strength of that song "China Sleeping". The b-side "He Waiting" delivers the same kind of spastic art damaged punk-wave fun, reminding me Vancouver's AKA and their Red Therapy EP. "Arabian Reggae" is a nice dose of weirdo reggae. Inserts with lyrics included!

http://www.mediafire.com/download/8kvbgu52bo71b2j/Beat-E-O%27s.rar



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Glass - New Colours / Sweet Entropy (1980)

Very fine artwave / postpunk 7" from England. In fact this was the first release from Glass Records, that putout a large slew of indispensable sounds in the 80's. Recorded in '78 and '79 though not released until '80. There's some info here. Discogs has a blurry scan of the insert, my record didn't come with here. That tells the tale of this record and the band written by drummer and Glass Records head honcho Dave Barker. The singer songwriter of the band Ciaran Harte later recorded a classic minimal synth 7". The band also released a hard to find cassette with a bunch of songs. Also super double bonus info: John McGeoch of Magazine and Siouxsie and the Banshees fame, helped produce the b-side. Which is easy enough to figure out looking at the back cover, heh.
  http://www.mediafire.com/download/u3jhrb94d4518v6/Glass.rar