Sunday 28 October 2018

Various ‎Artists – "Underground Belgian Wave Volume 1" (Walhalla Records ‎– WR001" 2010

Wow! How great is this?
Loads of cassette only Belgian Minimal Wave on one handy disc from the early eighties.
Drum machines that sound like drum machines, claustrophic and dark, with 'phat' analogue sounds from classic synthesisers with knobs on.
This is as near to musical perfection as original Punk Rock was, before technology ate itself, washed down with a foaming flagon of human blood.

Track info:
A1, B2 to B5: originally released on Various - "Climax" cassette (Climax Productions, 1985).
A2, A5: originally released on Various - "Cabbage Part 2" cassette (Cauchy Productions).
A3, A4: originally released on "Evergreens Compilation Vol. 1" cassette (Central Tapes).
A6: originally released on "Foto" cassette (private release).
B1: originally released on Various - "Coconadindina" cassette (3Rio Tapes, 1986).
B6: originally released on Vita Noctis - "Much Money Good Boy No Money Good-Bye" cassette (Camera Obscura, 1985).

(*will be posting most of these ones after vol4)

DOWNLOAD and get phat HERE!


Henk Madrotter said...

Loving all these Belgium releases!!! For such a small country they always had something really special going on there back then, a very distinct sound, much like the Germans at the same time with their Neue Welle. Back then my favorite Belgium band was always Arbeid Adelt, they were pretty close to the comedy act Kamagurka....

Belgium tv was also always much more cool than most Dutch tv :)

Mrs. Inside said...

Oooh! Are other volumes of this series coming up? I hope so!

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yes they are Missus.

Anonymous said...

"Classic synthesisers with knobs on." Oh, yeah! Those were the days! Many thanks!