Thursday, 16 January 2014

Absolute Body Control - "Figures" (Body Tapes 003) 1983

This is the third cassette release by ABC, and is probably their best album.A welcome return to form after the instrumental "Numbers" album(which I’ll post next).Another selection of minimal analogue sine wave smoothness, and warmth. Really is a great advert for leaving things out rather than putting things in. This wouldn't be so easy to do once the evil spectre of MIDI loomed in 1984, tempting all decent electronic groups/duo's to pile as much sound into three minutes as possible.......bloody awful musical claustrophobia.
Another argument for restricting access to too much equipment for the sake of creativity. One synth,one drum machine, one voice = Perfection, like a rock power trio. Raw ,simple power.

Track Listing:

A1
The Man I Wanna Be

A2
Automatic I

A3
Love At First Sight

A4
Melting Away

A5
5 Minutes

B1
Figures

B2
Give Me Your Hands

B3
Terminus

B4
Automatic II


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5 comments:

ROOKSBY said...

Ta, I've been looking for this one for ages. :)

Jonny Zchivago said...

At your service sir.

kevinass said...

i love these guys thanks

professormouton said...

OMG! Thank you soooooooooooo much for posting these! They're otherwise totally unavailable or $50+ per cassette. You're doing the music community an incredible favor. Cheers!

Jonny Zchivago said...

tHANK YOU pROF mOUTON.
I'm pleased you see it my way.
I'm often called a thief????
Since when is sharing art theft?
Indeed, do not pay ,in fact $100 and counting, for this music.Most of it was given away, or non profit, back in the day.