This is one of the best 1980’s compilations I know of, alongside A Vile Peace and Hardcore Holocaust, this is top notch! I especially like the variety of the genres on Hiatus. Gold, Frankincense and Disk Drive was a strange band to put on a punk compilation, but in a peculiar manner they fit comfortably. I suggest you track down a copy of this gem, the video below is of GF+DD, as I think they deserve to be heard more. Other good bands on Hiatus are Electro Hippies, Doom, Sore Throat and Extra Hot Sauce. Enjoy!
“That night, I watched people fucking on my computer”
Jenny Hval is a Norwegian singer. I don’t know much about her. I got the heads up on her from a post on facebook by Lasse Marhaug, who praised her. As I have a habit of delving into artists mentioned by artists I like (it all began when Limahl mentioned Prince in an interview…. (sic)), I gave Jenny Hval a listen, and was rather intrigued. Her sound is a strange dreamy/nightmarish poppy noisy experimental avantgarde one.
Her voice is soft at times and crooked and evil at times. I suggest you take a listen. Innocence Is Kinky is her second album, and well worth your time. Beware – it’s a grower!
Ah. This is a gem. I love Instigators. My old chum Kenneth introduced me to them in the late 1980’s. He had a great deal of communication with the singer Andy Turner. I think I remember this lp is re-recordings of old material, to be released in Brazil?
Instigators – New Old Now on Discogs:
Wikipedia about Instigators:
I love the cover. Go Fatty!
Here we have one of Justin Broadrick’s more obscure releases. Released in 1990 and sounding a lot like Head Of David’s Dustbowl with a punkier edge. It might be a paranthesis in JK’s massive output, but I like it anyway. It has a more organic feel than Godflesh, but with the same industrial heaviness and deep sense of desolation. It reminds me of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle’s novel The Mote In God’s Eye, especially the sentence: “The industrial ugliness of the endless cityscape”.
Dave Cochran who plays bass and sings was the founder(?) of Head Of David, and Scott Kiehl the drummer was in Slab.
Read more about that fine novel here:
And about the record here:
I first learned of this live lp by The Cure recently. And I only had it as mp3 until today, where I happened to find a used but very decent looking/sounding specimen in an artsy bookstore in Istedgade.
I am pleased.