I think Winx was appreciative of the Darker side of the 80’s I was turning to this week so I dug this out from the CD vault.
John Peel was a source of new music for me and many of my contemporaries of the time. It was really nice to hear the original session I’d actually taped off the show back in 1985 – how very stereo and polished on this 2001 CD release. Clan Of Xymox were completely new to me. The synths and samples still sound great, with Ronny Moorings giving it an “Electronic Cure” feel to it. European coolness abounds from the epic ally long “Stranger,” to the frantic Goth strum of early single “Muscoviet Mosquito.” The genre denying vocals of Anke Wolbert on “Seventh Time” I just love the rawness of the performances. “After The Call” is a personal favourite, a lump-in-the-throat song which takes off in the finale after all the Talk Talk atmospherics. “Agonised By Love” jitters along with a romantic edge with great bass playing.
Not your usual traditional Goth but alternative and electronic enough to make you seek out more….
Strange Fruit – SFRSCD102
|4||After The Call||7:20|
|5||Agonised By Love||5:03|