Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
CD – Some Bizarre
Featuring many instrumental tracks, here comes this new edition of ‘Silk’. Originally, this double album by Foetus, released first in 1989, then in 1995 (in audio cd version) was presented as a ‘best of’ compilation of this group, with several new songs and excerpts from previously released albums and singles that were difficult to find. Permeated by the post-punk and industrial atmospheres of that period, it takes us to the ‘summer of love’ and beyond. However, there is no ‘Trainspotting’ effect to mark the change of an era, the beats are the usual alternative Brit rock of the Thatcher era, permeated by several influences and experimentalisms and by conceptual and artistic themes, but fundamentally anchored to the early no-wave attitude. Nonetheless, the passion in those chords still shines to this day, and we wouldn’t be surprised if those notes could find a new sensitive audience now.