We’ve been listening to a lot of old Talk Talk records lately.  The earlier stuff is straight british new wave while the later stuff is so outside and minimal yet super complex and evolving.  It can take years to parce the development of a band and or artist, especially Mark Hollis‘ descent into an erie drug induced madness and isolation on the later Talk Talk and then his one solo record.

The reversed synth lines in this track remind me of the strange soundscapes that Mark Hollis would use on his more experimental records.  Tucked into an A Ha-esque British synth pop shell.  It’s uplifting somehow, Like the Simple Minds and Tears for Fears stuff of that era always is…

somehow…

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The usual suspects too! Oberheim DSX, Oberheim DMX, Simmons SDS V, Linn LM2, Roland – JP 8, Arp…

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This one is dedicated to Mr. Knapp…

Can i call u that?

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