Martin Rev Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Similar to Martin Rev:
Arthur Russell, Suicide, Liquid Liquid, Cluster, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Cabaret Voltaire, Psychic TV, Alan Vega, Tuxedomoon, Silver Apples, Throbbing Gristle, Faust
Check out this chunk of alternative music history: Suicide’s first ever rehearsal, captured on tape in 1977 as Alan Vega and Martin Rev were just starting up their legendary dirty NYC synth-punk project. These formative recordings contain quite a lot of what was to come in embryonic form, so you really gotta hear it. Reissued to vinyl by Superior Viaduct.
The 1977 debut by Alan Vega and Martin Rev is a conceptual and sonic assault. Vega’s pithy lyrics and echoed rockabilly vocals over Rev’s seething, primitive beatbox and fuzzed-up synths are a simple and devastatingly effective combination. Ghost Rider and Rocket USA is a killer double whammy to open the album. Frankie Teardrop makes your neck hair stand up, and Springsteen fave Cheree calms you down again.
Ninth solo album from the Suicide legend that is Martin Rev! Demolition 9 is a very varied suite made up of thirty-four short tracks, an approach that allows Rev to explore stacks of different sounds and moods. It's like a shattered tour through the wild mind of Rev, veering from slamming percussion to moody ambience to much else besides. Demolition 9 is out on Atlas Realisations.
Suicide synth-hero Martin Rev treated the world to this solo album back in 2009. And you might be surprised by how it sounds: none of that Suicide pummel here. Instead, Stigmata is a set of seemingly religiously-inspired pieces for synthetic orchestra: the sound of some strange future space-church perhaps? This curious work is reissued on Blast First Petite.
- Vinyl LP (PTYT040LP)
- Limited edition
Reissue of ex-Suicide member Martin Rev's self-titled debut. Rev shows his lighter and darker sides on these synth heavy reverberators. The krautrockian drum machines are juxtaposed by his doomy meanderings, assisted by some soft melodic loops to create a real sense of space and depth. This vinyl LP is getting the reissue treatment from Superior Viaduct.