Stark and terse post punk machinations of a decidedly early Talking Heads-like bent from this Downtown-NY-by-way-of-Kansas crew fronted by one Mikel Rouse, who'd latterly gain more renown for his take on the minimalism meme that he'd embark on with his Broken Consort after Tirez Tirez's demise. Issued on the mega-collectible British Object Music label, Tirez Tirez's work on Etudes takes as it's point of departure the most pared back facets of the early Talking Heads aesthetic. What results is a subdued slow burn (Byrne?) of an album whose supple, shaded and restrained grooviness reveals more with each successive spin. Thanks to an anonymous friend of the blog for contributing this!
Note: The links for this have been pulled, as this amazing album is soon to be made available again in remastered form by Mr. Rouse, details of which will be forthcoming on his site Here