Pulse Beat – Can It Be So Long? (12″)


Obscure band of probably the last 2 months, in other words nothing for me to track down on the Internet. I bought it because I recognised the sleeve picture as being done by The The’s Matt Johnson’s brother Andy and the producer Paul Hardiman had done some stuff with The The too. (as well as Thomas Leer and Lloyd Cole)

The duo were Matt Wood, keyboards & percussion and Graham Vee, vocals, bass & synthesizers. They had only ever released one single before this, a cover of Bolan’s “Ride a White Swan” back in ’83.

Pulse Beat released this in 1984, a pure synthpop track. Reminding me of Freur in terms of vocal style and both tracks are quite extended and a tad repetitive with all those chiming synths going into reverb heaven towards the end.

I prefer the quicker B-side , “Individual”, sounding like early Mode in terms of the minimal arrangements and the vocal harmonies.

As usual bear with the crackle for the initial minute, I record them RAW!!



Arista ‎– PULSE 122pulse2

A Can It Be So Long? 8:25
B Individual 8:14

One thought on “Pulse Beat – Can It Be So Long? (12″)”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.