Saturday, January 31, 2015

I'llbeonthefönetoyou (1982)

Brilliant and very obscure postpunk / artwave out of Houston Texas. Lot's of cymbal-less drumming, dominate bass and synths throughout, some weird guitar figures. Then there's "Practice Makes Perfect" a kind of cool snark acoustic guitar tune. On the whole somewhat comparable to Monitor, or Savage Republic of the same year, only mixed with their later offshoot 17 Pygmies. Great record! Lyric sheet insert included!;llbeonthef%C3%B6netoyou.rar

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Street to Street - Volume Two (1981)

Chock-full of phenomenal songs, here's an excellent postpunk compilation from Liverpool. Chinese Religion taking cues from PIL. Games coming up with OMD sounding synth songs that sound as good or better. Systems "Total Recall" is impossibly catchy wave. Egypt for Now's "Days on Edge" is solid postpunk weirdness. Cooling Towers "The Thesis" features a drum machine along with live drumming resulting in one the best tracks here. If you didn't hear this one when Mutant Sounds had it up, your in for a real treat!

Tragicomedy - Homage to Nada (1983)

A great diverse set of tunes released on the Minutemen's label, New Alliance Records. A lot of the vocals sound reminiscent of Jack Grisham to me. So it's like a blend of Minutemen and T.S.O.L. with some Saccharine Trust sprinkled in. There's a few fast hardcore punk rockers, and a few more experimental postpunkers. Unemployed Extras has a bit of Weathered Statues going on, and Terra Firma is just a great track!