Tag Archives: 2019

“Hired History +” Captured The Early Paradox Of Fiat Lux [part 3]

[…continued from last post] I would have been content with disc one of “Hired History Plus,” personally. What made the package even better was the fact that the unreleased Fiat Lux album “Ark Of Embers” was included after the compilation … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 34]

[…continued from last post] In the year following “The Wild River,” we first heard of a project Dr. Robert was throwing himself into that was very different to The Blow Monkeys. Minks Road Social was a collective project in the … Continue reading

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Rational Youth Released The Ultimate Minimal Synth Album With “Cold War Nightlife” [part 3]

[…continued from last post] “Cité Phosphore” was a French language version of “City Of Night” available as a B-side on the 12″ single of that release. The mix seemed to be identical, but the French version came with an extended … Continue reading

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Rational Youth Released The Ultimate Minimal Synth Album With “Cold War Nightlife” [part 2]

[…continued from last post] “Les Meilleur Des Mondes” [The Best Of Worlds] was a change of pace, with what was side two of the original LP opening with an instrumental. The sound was deliberately paced with the music shot through … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 11]

[…continued from last post] “Streetplayer” was a very hardy track, since it went under the remix knife here and laughed off all attempts to drive it off the rails with the new elements woven into its sturdy DNA. French sound … Continue reading

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Want List: Rational Youth – “Cold War Night Life” CAN DLX RM CD

Rational Youth: “Cold War Night Life” CAN – CD [2019] As night follows day, today we are looking at the elephant in the room about yesterday’s posting. I was trying to post about the debut Men Without Hats EP and … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks Ignite “Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins” DLX RM UK 3xCD To The Next Level [disc 3/3] [part 2]

[continued from last post…] The slyly playful melody of “Bob Hope” managed to convey the famed comic’s mid-century wiseguy vibe fairly well. This song was an homage to the platonic ideal of early Bob Hope; the snarky everyman who called … Continue reading

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