Thursday, December 16, 2010

SUNDAY PAINTERS-SURFACE PARADISE-4TH ANNUAL REPORT, LP, 1983, AUSTRALIA





Ferocious, fascinating, claustrophobic and completely forgotten rhythm box-driven Aussie post punk cacophony that holds a mid-ground between Metal Urbain and The Instant Automatons, though less venomous then the former and less giddy than the latter. This treasure was unearthed for your edification courtesy of blog friend James Dean Brown, formerly of post-industrial beat merchants Hypnobeat, whose Huggables cassette will soon be featured here and whose latter day work as Narcotic Syntax has been issued by Perlon (more info Here )

Note: I put the wrong release date on the zip file for this, but I don't have the time to re-up it, so just know that 1983 is the accurate date for this one...


Note: it appears that this LP, alongside their first album and several singles are soon due for reissue (see note on the comment board), so the links for this have been removed.

12 comments:

Holly said...

REALLY looking forward to hearing this - thank you!

Michael T said...

Hey there. We're in the middle of putting together a reissue, not only of this, but of the material from the three singles and first LP, too. And maybe some of the cassette and unreleased things

An amazing band, an amazing album, but it'd be great if you could hold off, or maybe limit this to a representative song or two.

Cheers, Michael

Michael said...

You're the best. Many thanks. They're as fine an artpunk band (and even that loose classification hardly gets at their scope) as I know, and should be heard by everyone possible. Enormous range, from punk to pop to industrial to prog to kraut jams. If you've found your way here and have access to painters ephemera, let me or Dennis k know. He's at http://Facebook.com/#/profile.php?id=119577758079860

Or just look up the painters on Facebook.

I'm michaeltrain@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Well, I heard this anyways via p2p.
If I were going to be convinced to buy something I've never heard, I'd rather hear it first. I know they don't want something spread that is going to be re-issued, but someone who would spend the money to by a vinyl/cd is not going to be any less inclined because they have the mp3 version.

dreams-dxt said...

usually mp3s is a teaser for someone who is not aware of this music...
thnx!

Michael T said...

Those are both valid points. Too few people are aware of this amazing band, even people who love artpunk; in fact, even people who love Aussie artpunk are often unaware of the Painters' five records. Each one of which sounds very different from the others. They do a lot of different things, and well.

But it simply isn't true that "someone who would spend the money to buy vinyl/cd is not going to be less inclined...." If that were true, those of us who take the time, trouble, and money to do reissuing would still be putting out several thousand copies at a time, but those numbers no longer work.

Teasers are good, yes, but a whole album isn't a tease, it's the thing itself. But when we get closer to a release, trust me, there'll be teases galore.

Until then, there is this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYRdsf79E2E

The proto-jungle skittering of the drum machine is pretty nice. It's the most melodic song on the second LP, and gorgeous.

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Cheers...

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Scott said...

Fusetrone is out of VDO Can I get it somewhere else? Please please please?????

Anonymous said...

Well,perhaps I was speaking of my own point of view when I wrote that. I see though very few die hard listeners/collector's who ditch a hard copy over some mp3's. I,personally, would like to hear a preview of an entire album,if possible, before I buy it. Almost every album has a good song or two. Of course a promoter would put these as a preview. Anytime I've bought an album on the chance of one or two songs, the rest is usually crap, and not worth the money I've spent. Mp3's are only a preview for me. If I would buy the album, I do that regardless.Have a good day friends:)
~Bioklastik

øשlqæda said...

just swooped round to squawk bout how much i enjoy this lp. in me estimation, a much more focused vision than their previous album, which is owlso really good. in short, i really appreciate the opportunity to snatch it whilst it was still up, bro vdo. you have some superlative reader contributions on ye blawg. eppy new yar

fuzztunnel said...

Happy new year, Eric (...and Jim, wherever you are!) and much thanks for your many years of generosity on this blog.

Jdood@gmail.com said...

Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the New VDO? It is sold out on Fusetron...