Label: Rough Trade - 25RTL-1 Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Promo Country: Japan Genre: Electronic, Rock Style: New Wave, Experimental
A New Form of Beauty Parts 1 — 4 double album, Italian records, EX41 The sleeve makes reference to the fact that this was supposed to be a seven-part project. And while the set is messy to be sure, it is far Ulakanakulot - Virgin Prunes - . If I Die off-putting. Anonymous March 27, at 5: Violent and tragic, true life story. It is the most necessary Virgin Prunes record of all and captures best what they were capable of when focused.
This is one of the most important albums of the 80s. Virgin Prunes Rough Trade UK Catalog: Vinyl, LP Country: Greece Released: Electronic, Rock Style: The first three of seven parts of a conceptual work entitled A New Form of Beauty, issued as 7", 10", and 12" singles preceded it in the same calendar year. Two androgynous frontmen in the foppish Gavin Friday and alluring Guggi create alternate ambiences from warped yet sweet Irish balladry to shrieked poetry.
And while the set is messy to be sure, it is far from off-putting. The albums opens with the haunting, nocturnal minimalism of "Ulakanakulot," an intro with tom toms and drifting keyboards layered carefully in the background, wordless chanted backing vocals and an electric bouzouki courtesy of guitarist Dik. It immediately gives way to its antecedent "Decline and Fall. Its effect is startling, nocturnal, and tense. In "Sweethome Under White Clouds," the theme is given dimension as Guggi and Friday wail like muzzeins over a reverbed guitar coming from the netherworld and augmented by a soprano saxophone and a synth bassline.
It is the most necessary Virgin Prunes record of all and captures best what they were capable of when focused. As singles, with following track listing for Part Two covers were issued — the first batch of releases had a colour enhanced photo collage, subsequent ones were plain black with yellow text. Shaun Morris attributes live material to the following performances: The first Virgin Prunes re-release came in a cardboard gatefold sleeve with notes from Mary and Strongman.
The run-off grooves of the record show the old Invitation au Suicide catalogue numbers scratched off and replaced with the Baby Records detailed. The first pressings of this release were available in clear vinyl and incorrectly listed Pagan Lovesong twice on Disc 2.
It gives Baby catalogue numbers for all the recordings, although none of these appear either on the CD sleeves or the discs themselves. Apparently, this was a mistake on the part of New Rose Records, the distributors. The numbers are:. The errors in the previous re-release of this album were corrected for this version. The cover photograph is slightly different to that of the original version.
The remastered releases on Mute Records were overseen by Gavin Friday. Artwork differs from original releases as it had to be recreated.
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