Saturday, August 31, 2013

Four in One Vol. 2 (1982)

A top shelf minimal synth compilation. Featuring two Alain Neffe projects. The ever prolific Bene Gesserit, and Subject serving up a few pleasing synthy art wave ditties. Three early Legendary Pink Dots songs explore different musical motifs. The standout song "Violence" has them making fun weird minimal synth, with plenty of odd blurbs and beeps. Last but not least, Glamour for Evening add my personal favorite three songs to the record. Absurdist minimal synth doesn't much better. Vocals are put through a number weirdly sounding effects processors. Two of the songs use the lovely pong-like sounds of the Casio VL-1 rhythm machine. Sounds to me as if The Residents are playing Belgian style 80's synth music. Rumor has it that Glamour for Evening evolved from Mecanique Vegetale.

Navastrau - American Fitness (1981)

Another record I don't have the picture sleeve for, but I found this pic on ebay. The second 7" from Navastrau, an electro postpunk band from Chicago. Nightmares on wax blog has their first EP and more info. Here

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Click - Wampum (1983)

A new wave / post punk band from Lincoln, Nebraska. They released another four song EP a year before this one. You can find one of the songs from it on a  Homework comp. They also have a couple of songs on the Capitol Punishment zine comps. Wilfully Obscure blog has one of those here.

Just found this on youtube. A video The Click did for Rope Around My Wrist off of their first EP!