Sunday, June 3, 2007

FUTURISK-PLAYER PIANO, 7" EP, 1982, USA




















A very generous fellow named a Plouck unexpectedly dropped MP3's of this hot shit 100-copy minimal synth mega-rarity in my inbox (many thanks!), so I thought I'd bypass my usual process of unfurling the contents of the vdoandsound 7" archive alphabetically and share this treasure with all of you posthaste. Futurisk were a gritty and punchy little synth pop unit of a vaguely early Ultravox stripe with Ferry-esque vocal affectations leading the way, all tempered by basement (or more accurately bathroom) recording values that give this EP it's particular rough and ready je ne sais quoi. Wonderful stuff!

Note: link removed as it's now been reissued by the folks at Minimal Wave Here

6 comments:

clark humphrey said...

it was 1000 copies...

http://receptorsmusic.com/futuriskbio.html

rich said...

Fantastic, sounds way better than the mp3s I got although Split Second Decision on here jumps at end. Never heard the first single... don't suppose there's any left at Clark Humphrey headquarters? So tricky to get hold of!

Anonymous said...

the first single is the best one..... a-side is one of the most powerfull synth songs ever!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post.

First Single "Army Now" is absolutely awesome. Still looking for it, but no chance. No even as Mp3.

Watch it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiy9eOrifS8

Time Warner Cable said...

thanks for this. in return, the "army now" 7" is available here at 192kbps:

http://yrcoversblown.blogspot.com/2008/12/low-supply-2-futurisk-7.html

Anonymous said...

FUTURISK 30th anniversary release write-ups in Miami New Times http://bit.ly/90uKRg and Fact Mag http://bit.ly/9BwR3D