Tuesday, July 24, 2018

black tape for a blue girl - Mesmerized by the Sirens (1987)

Sam Rosenthal - Before the Buildings Fell (1986)
black tape for a blue girl - A Chaos of Desire (1991)

Second album of lovelorn ethereal-wave from these legends thereof. A lush cloud of drifting synths and chiming, folk-y acoustic guitars, with (by my count) eight separate vocalists providing performances ranging from angelic to dramatic, quasi-operatic tremors. As the years go by, the things that once bothered me about this band seem to melt away, leaving me with a band operating completely in their own lane, creating a synth-based sound-world of wrenching heartbreak with aching, almost otherworldly sincerity.

Track listing:
1. Jamais Pars
2. A Teardrop Left Behind
3. Dark Skinned and Inviting
4. Lie Broken, Bleeding
5. Hairline Sunlight
6. With a Million Tears
7. The Sawdust Scatter
8. Beneath the Planks
9. Scream, My Shallow
10. Seireenien Lumoama

Hide in yourself

You should also listen to:
Lycia - The Burning Circle
and Then Dust
Arcana -
Dark Age of Reason (1996)