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“In 1983 a mystery man rolled onto the LA scene” says the press release. “And he looked exactly like David Van Day from Dollar” they might want to add. The story behind this record is quite remarkable in that said mystery man then disappeared leaving a trail of bounced cheques and has never been seen since.
The music is the absolute polar opposite of what you might expect from early 1980’s LA. It is dark, introspective and ghostly. The opening track, the heartbreakingly titled ‘I Thought The World of You’, is barely there, the vocals are murmured, the piano is not played as such but tickled with a feather. On the gallic ‘Cool Night In Paris’ he adopts a French accent which is whispered between the jazzy arrangements. The album has a distinct rainy late night melancholy, songs like ‘Like To See You Again’ recall the Blue Nile at their most minimal and at some points it sounds something akin to Arthur Russell singing over an ambient Richard Clayderman. Even without the mystique of the back story this is a wholly original, at times brilliant album.
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