Flesh [VINYL]Minimal • New wave
Dark Entries Records
09/08/2011, Didier BECU
Dark Entries Records are becoming increasingly more important when it comes to re-releasing unfindable records from the 80's.
A few weeks ago we presented the highly acclaimed compilation by Parade Ground and now we can add "Flesh" from the Bostonian duo Jeff & Jane Hudson to their already impressive list.
These two started out somewhere in 1977 with art punk band The Rentals but they decided to go their own way. It was clear from the very first single ("No Clubs", included as one of the ten additional tracks on here) that they would have a new wave-sound.
I always described them as a duo with a Chris & Cosey sound, the only difference that most of their songs would fit fine in an alternative disco in the 80's.
I don't know if they ever got to play there but after having released "The World Trade EP", they launched the "Flesh" album which has been hailed by many music fans as one of the greatest wave-albums of all time.
This has lots to do with the use of the infamous TR808 and those Roland-synths which give this album a definite eighties-touch.
Originally released on J&J-Records it was re-released in 2000 on the Belgian Daft Records label, run by Dirk Ivens.
But now in 2011 the final icing on the cake comes with this deluxe-edition that also contains those three singles which makes this an essential wave-release even for those who have already the Daft reissue in their collection.
This release is both available on CD and vinyl.
Empty • WIELORYB
Change • ATOMIC NEON
The Edge Of Certainty • ISZOLOSCOPE
The Impossible Dream • THE TWINS
A sense of loss • LPF12
Hans is playing house • HANS NIESWANDT
Organic Aural Ornaments • EMPUSAE & SHINKIRO
The Prayer Tree • THE PRAYER TREE
Catalog • SLEW52
Stranger Music • SUNS OF ARQA
Same combination of genres: MINIMAL + NEW WAVE
_ever Alive: A Tribute to Snowy Red (exclusive review) • VARIOUS ARTISTS
Delta Machine • DEPECHE MODE
Novecento • HIDDEN PLACE
Friends without names • CLOCKWORK ORCHESTRA
Growing Seeds • LUST FOR YOUTH
Sing My Body Electric • TOBIAS BERNSTRUP
Circuit Lights 1982-1986 • MODERN ART
The (Almost) Insanely Happy EP • VARIOUS ARTISTS
The Golden Years • PARADE GROUND
Signals from Afar • THE SHORTWAVE MYSTERY
Same genre: MINIMAL
All The Tragic Heroines • :CODES
Electric Voice II Compilation • VARIOUS ARTISTS
THE BIG WHEEL • STRESS
Linea Aspera • LINEA ASPERA
iPhonica • VECTOR LOVERS
Evidence • JOHN FOXX AND THE MATHS
The End of Civilization • VARIOUS ARTISTS
Review of the GRAUZONE Festival in Amsterdam on 1st February 2013 •
Soft Metals • SOFT METALS
Giants Under The Microscope • JONTEKNIK
Same genre: NEW WAVE
Saturnine • ZEBRA ISLAND
Self Initiation • ASCETIC
Off The Record • KARL BARTOS
EXISTENCE • VANDEL
Hardware Comes Alive • AGENT SIDE GRINDER
The Doll • DER KLINKE
Dark Light • SECTION 25
Father Worked In Industry • KANT KINO
Seasons Rising • DAVID FONSECA
Review of the concert and interview at the BIM Fest in Antwerp on 15 December 2012 • PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT