Cactus Rain ‎– Mystery Train (12″)

An unusual, obscure band from 1990. Featuring the talents of Annie Hogan on vocals who was a long time collaborator with Marc Almond. Also in the band were Frances Adie and Mark Edwards (producer and session keyboardist for Aztec Camera and Paul Weller)

Additional intrigue is that it was produced by Eric Radcliffe at Blackwing Studios so the synth (although more 90’s digital) are everywhere. Plenty of dream pop influences but with more synth and Hogan’s vocals hold it together.

The B-sides “Hopes & Dreams” predates Trip Hop with it’s sampled Orchestra and lazy beats over a room shuddering bass.

Need to find the William Orbit remix on the other 12″ now!

10 Records ‎– TENX 331 cactifrontcov

A1 Mystery Train (Raindance Mix)
A2 Hopes & Dreams (Poodle Mix)
B Mystery Train (Cactus Rave Mix)

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