Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Green's Restaurant were from Sweden and participated in the very interesting experimental scene in the late 80's. They released a lot of cassettes and one LP full of strange and wonderful music. This is the bands third release.
Thursday, 4 July 2019
Hot Sox were an experimental new wave / post punk band from Finland. I don't know anything about them, but they released an excellent album called "Das kapital" which can be found on spotify and other streaming apps. Do not miss that album (and their fantastic cover of "Purple haze"). This is their last single before disbanding. Great plastic twist music!
Wednesday, 3 July 2019
Anathema were a short lived goth band based in Malmö. The band consisted of Stefan Celitsa and Tobias Lorentz, some synths and a drum machine. They only released this single which is a classic late 80's goth single kind of like The Mission, Sisters of Mercy or any German goth band. After Anathema Stefan started Colour Collision and Tobbe started working in the music business.
Tuesday, 2 July 2019
I think this was the first release on the label Accelerating Blue Fish, based in Malmö in Sweden. I don't know much about Ana Chron Sex. They only released this single and made one track on the compilation I posted before. Some of the members later played in Chainsaw Zombies. This is excellent gothic rock in the late 80's vein.
Monday, 1 July 2019
Another one of local organization 33-45 based in Malmö, Sweden. This is their annual report in 1986 showing a lot of great bands from the area. Ana Chron Sex also made one excellent goth single. Påskharen made one incomprehensible single and also appears on the newly released "Ingen våg"-compilation on Rundgång Rekords (check it out!). Page is silly minimal synth as usual. Dr Evil & the Boys From Below were an industrial band that also made a single at about the same time as this release. Sun Connections features Louise Epstein, now a famous radio host in Sweden. Anathema is great goth rock (also made a single). Arvid Tuba is, of course, the famous drum machine-poet from Falun. The rest is pretty decent rock from -86. All very obscure and intriguing.
Sunday, 30 June 2019
T.S. Hawk played sax in Cockpit Music and lots and lots of other bands in Denmark. A couple of years ago Insula Music released this solo cassette with his compositions. Lots of skronking on sax and weird sounds. If you like it I think it's possible to buy it somewhere - please do it!
Thursday, 27 June 2019
Det Elektriske Kjøkken were an experimental prog/punk/post punk/experimental band from Trondheim in Norway. The band consisted of Sven Erga, Ragnar Wold and André Lister, started out in the late 70's and released one experimental prog LP called "Konkret rock" before releasing this masterpiece in 1982. I suppose they were influenced by the most interesting bands at the time, like PIL and a whole bunch of other stuff. But they managed to make something really unique in the process and there's tons of ideas floating around here. Just listen to a track like "Sirkel". After this release the band split up and Lister continued to release some interesting solo records. Don't miss this one!