Tag Archives: 2019

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] Close To Nature Beware The Fly Saturdays In Silesia Just A Sound In The Night Le Meilleur Des Mondes Ring The Bells City of Night Dancing On The Berlin Wall … 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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Record Review: Sparks Ignite “Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins” DLX RM UK 3xCD To The Next Level [disc 3/3]

Sparks: Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins – UK – 3xCD [2019] Disc Three – Demos + Unreleased Tracks Where Did I Leave My Halo? She’s Beautiful (So What) Mid-Atlantic The Farmer’s Daughter This Angry Young Man Ain’t Angry No More … Continue reading

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

I couple of years ago I wrote a review of the 1994 Sparks album “Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins.” While I really enjoyed the album even more than I did than upon first hearing it, the band almost immediately announced … Continue reading

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