Though Matt Johnson would go on to garner both popular acclaim and critical huzzahs with the lighter and slighter touch of The The's later and more accessible work, his tenure with three other mutant synth pop oddniks in Gadgets resulted in two albums circa 1980 whose cumulative impact offers a decidedly tough act to follow for any artful young punter. Perfectly of piece with their Gadgetree LP, the outlandish creativity at hand here also exists on a perfect continuum with Johnson's solo debut under his own steam with his Burning Blue Soul LP from 1981 and his contributions to the Deux Filles LP's. Echoes of Swell Maps, early Ultravox and Magazine resound throughout, but they're continuously offset by the kinda of craftily drugged dislocations of post punk signifiers that I associate with the likes of The Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast. Would that my vinyl was a more perfect copy, though…
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MY WANTS LIST
BLISS 91 comp.tape
NOTRE DAME tapes
TANT QU’IL Y AURA DU TANGO tape
HOW TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE? comp.tape
PRIVATE SOUNDS comp. tape
QFVDLO ? n° 8 comp. tape
PASSIONS ORGANIQUES comp. tapes
ATTENTION A MARIANNE T. comp. tape
BLOC OPERATOIRE compilation tape
DARK ENIGMA-CLAUSTROPHOBIA tape
DITTO-TEXAS ELECTRIC tape
LARRY MONDELLO BAND-tapes(any)
CHUCK VAN ZYL-CALLISTO,any tapes
ICEPLANTS tapes (any)
Northampton Under Glass compilation tape
Northumbrian compilation tape
Funeral Danceparty tapes
Bunny Lakers LP(complete)+++
As for the time being i'm searching for resource material i would appreciate any scans or photocopies of late 70's/early 80s fanzines on experimental/industrial/punk/DIY stuff.Especially i would appreciate photocopied issues of:AURA,FACE OUT,FOOLS MATE(******) NEWSTYLE(esp.Nr 10)ATEM magazine,AUDION magazine,Grohinga Well(or something like that,Belgian magazine).If you can provide any of this stuff please contact me.
any obscure synth/experimental/ dark cosmic recording!