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.
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
Stranger Music SUNS OF ARQA
Same combination of genres: MINIMAL + NEW WAVE
Ghosts Of Christmas Past (Remake) VARIOUS ARTISTS
Shattered Illusion ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL
Polytheistic Christmas KINEX KINEX
The Three Shadows KIRLIAN CAMERA
Slik ARBEID ADELT!
Pistes Noires-Hommage Electronique-Pop A Etienne Daho VARIOUS ARTISTS
Sans Visage LUMINANCE
International LUST FOR YOUTH
The Record Store Day BENE GESSERIT
Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement MINNY POPS
Same genre: MINIMAL
Dream House 78 17 LA MONTE YOUNG & MARIAN ZAZEELA
Hope BRAVE TIMBERS
Symmetry RICARDO DONOSO
Dissociative Identity UNIDENTIFIED MAN
Violent Rains MINUIT MACHINE
Fetish Club Anthems METAL DISCO
The World In Devotion NOVEMBER NOVELET
No Place For You VITA NOCTIS
Never Enough CULT CLUB
Same genre: NEW WAVE
Bad Taste NOVASTORM
The Beauties Of The Beast: The Best Of Red Zebra (1980-1983) RED ZEBRA
Cut up PARADE GROUND
Zin AROMA DI AMORE
Brokedown Palace POPSIMONOVA
The Nothing I Feel JOHNATHAN|CHRISTIAN
The Best Of- Radio Music A KIRLIAN CAMERA