12" mini LP (1981)
- Can Can't
- In the Mind
- The Dark
- I Am the Sky
- Song of the Children
- Excellent release from this late '70s LA postpunk band. Dark and interesting melodies with occasional jazzy textures.
- Consists of dark, moody music somewhere between Joy Division and Soft Cell, neither as jarring or desperately distored as the former, nor as pervasively pop as the latter. On the positive side, there's smart use of sax and organ, but at times the music seems to be pulling in different directions, and poetic license should not be granted for lyrics like "We, they, it, that" (an actual line!).
- I have the mini-LP and like it. It's heavy and classy, with occasional punk-meets-4AD elements. I don't care about lyrics; all I care about is how the music sounds. And this stuff is cool. I just wish it were longer and on CD!
See also COLOR THE REALITY under "Various Artists", and "FREEBIES."