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.
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8/10 Simon Holroyd Customer review, 6th December 2014
A record you rarely see on original 'In-Fidelity' vinyl, so top marks to Superior Viaduct for getting it out and about. I hate records that outstay their welcome, but with only 3 tracks on each side this actually leaves you wanting more.... i.e. Exactly the right length!
Side one starts with some droney, twinkling synths and a puttering drum machine, lovely and slightly naive, before heading into a cross between the first 2 Suicide LP's. Baby o Baby, the one with vocals, is a tune. I prefer it to Suicide as I can no longer take Alan Vega's spooked Elvis croon as often as I could when I was a kid. It's a great, simple, repetitive tune with repeated 'Baby o Baby, tonight tonight' line while someone plays early arcade games in the background. Next 'Nineteen 84' goes darker still with church bells, a 2 note riff and loads of atmosphere. I don't want to spoil the rest for you, but if you ever loved Suicide but can't listen to Frankie Teardrop no more get this!
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