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Good Times Too

VARIOUS (SEVERED HEADS ETC) Mysterious Kitchens (Terse Tapes)

CD album | gg413
A special delicacy for all you Severed Heads fans: In th 1980s the cassette was a much desired format. They were cheap, inexpensive to buy, easy to duplicate and manageable for less technically skilled people, too. The sound was raw and hissy, encouraging raw and hissy ideas. If you couldn't afford to have a vinyl LP pressed, you could still get heard. It was the most DIY product ever. Terse Tapes was one the first cassette labels in Australia ever, although the label started with two vinyl releases. Bands like Severed Heads soon found vinyl production too slow - by the time an album was finished, they had recorded much more music and has changed stylistically. Mysterious Kitchens was billed as a various artists compilation, but in reality it was a group of ten friends that swapped roles and instruments as the mood took them. Future Severed Heads members are here under obvious multiple band names. Wet Taxis are the only real band on the album. Many other participants formed their own groups later. In 1980, shops were kind to Terse Tapes. They hung their cassette releases on shop walls and so encouraged other people to start their own DIY labels. This is the first ever CD release of this legendary "compilation" album. It is, of course, more of a Severed Heads release. Full tracklist: 1. Saving Souls 2. Diskettes/The Snack Chip/Good Times/Good Times Too 3. Each Tick/Sounds Familiar/Schplatt! 4. Axe Murderers 5. Untitled 6. Introducing/Play It Again/Carry My Books/Nothing Like It/I Don't Care/Lassie Come Home 7. Come Here And Have Your Tea 8. Feel The Carat/Inflate Your Baby/Harmonix One/Joy Of Life/Dare You?/Make Cake 9. Mr. Hat/RFMOD/In The Soup/My Mother The Car/Utensil 10. All Clones Look The Same To Me. Price: € 18,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping.

Znajdujące się na niej nagrania to fascynujący katalog brzmień buzujących na ówczesnej scenie post-punkowej elektroniki. Jest tutaj zgrzebna minimal wave, raz o bardziej syntezatorowym, a kiedy indziej bardziej gitarowym tonie. Piosenkom tym towarzyszą mocniej eksperymentalne utwory: industrial o mechanicznym rytmie czy kakofoniczny noise spleciony z radiowych loopów.
(Nowa Muzyka, September 2022)