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
International • LUST FOR YOUTH
The Record Store Day • BENE GESSERIT
Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement • MINNY POPS
CLASSICS: The return of • DURUTTI COLUMN
Of Factory New York • VARIOUS ARTISTS
Empty Room (Single) • ASH CODE
The Temptations Tapes Volume II • VARIOUS ARTISTS
What Time is Love? • THE DEVIL & THE UNIVERSE
Luck Out • TOM VEK
UNDERGROUND WAVE Volume 4 • VARIOUS ARTISTS
Same genre: MINIMAL
Ortrotasce • ORTROTASCE
Silhouettes • THE HARROW
Pigmy world • JO LEMAIRE + FLOUZE
Flux • ANDREW HEATH
Another Setting • DURUTTI COLUMN
Mesmérique • LAS'S CRIME
Modern Death • HEATHER H CELESTE
Jazz' Mad • ADN’ CKRYSTALL
Sable • QUAL
Hard To Please • SALLY DIGE
Same genre: NEW WAVE
The Underground Wave 7”s • VARIOUS ARTISTS
Illuminations • LUSTS
Minor Offence EP • WHITE COAL ADDICTION
The Fall of the House of Usher • IN THE NURSERY
Plant Life • COLD SHOWERS
Silence & Revolt • NO MORE
Through The Looking Glass • SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
A New Kind Of High • BILL AND MURRAY
Kim Wilde • KIM WILDE
Lonely Heroes • DEAR STRANGE