Elaste EP 2

Artist: Shriekback
Title:  My Spine Is The Bassline / Accretions
Cat No: CPT 259-1
Format: 12″

Quotes: Viva Elaste!! Gomma / I love it. Erobique / what a pleasure! Greg Wilson / love it !! Dr. Motte

Info: After last years success of DJ Mooners critically acclaimed Cosmic Disco compilation we are willing to give you another round of rare 80s underground dance music. This EP is just a tastemaker to the forthcoming Elaste Vol. 2, compiled by two other maniac record nerds outta Munich: Michael Reinboth and Michael Heinkel. On this EP they turn he spotlight on a crazy underestimated band from the early 80s. unjustly forgotten by the majority. Shriekback was one of the most interesting, consistent and progressive UK new wave formations. Overall they released seven albums and dozens of 12inches,  some of them gained cult status. Englands music bible NME described Shriekback’s music in June ’83 as “England’s synthetic synergy with The Talking Heads”. An other accurate comparison was written in The Face October ’83: “A Certain Ratio meets Human League in Heaven 17″. The track “Accretions” is taken from the very rare “Tench” EP on Y Records and “My Spine Is The Bassline” is another fucking relaxed cool tune originally released on 7“ and 12“ in ’82, but then appeared also one year later on the Warner/Sire Records album “Care“.

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