what is love? we had away once then we lost it. so russ told us we got to find it and yazz said it was up but elvis said it was down. the west went out and harrods went in if only essex could have shown us before sid bloody murdered it. no matter. at light sounds dark we like ours with kurds anyway. unequivocal love, 100% pure love love on top of love.. its hard.
mirrored, triple-gatefold sleeve housing bevvie of unidentified, amazing, terrifying, sumptuous & sexual sounds. another bolt from depths of genuine obscurity. psychotronic, mind-matter interactive device which is activated by approaching listener.
earthlings choice of name is as self-confident as their performance. the japanese trio defines itself as a worldly representative, capable of creative exploration without limits. the group calls their first album dance to express the fullest flowers of rhytmic movement, attending to both physical and spiritual needs.
so what is after the void ... we bang the bomb of course with a lady in a thong surrounded by snakes and hand grenades, obvious really! having been away for some time it appears that a light sounds dark spring is in the air. en route to their next destination (rumoured to be a dark subterranean world full of nasty mutants danger electrified tracks out this summer) with arms out the window and the mothership roof down, its full steam ahead and proper european dance music time. not really train spotting as before although a couple are a bit off piste like maltas very own ian dury by the name of iain richardson rapping about sitting on a green bus! much more like it however are classic italo covers of big in japan, gloria, a wonderful new wave version of falcos euro smash der kommissar and the thoughts massive german hit wait a long time sounding like some long lost talk talk record. light sounds dark do some minor tweaking (going for that natural look) to big beast anthems axodrys you and colme 111s you take me high (early euro take on chicago) and for lovers of something a bit more funky theres some groovy goings on from kraut funksters epsilon urging people to leave the city which might not be a bad idea if the water runs out.
light sounds dark combine forces with fellow marshmallows psychemagik on a ride to the other side and as one would expect from these two a variable treasure trove of a selection plucked from all corners of the known galaxy and far beyond.
way ahead of its time and quite incredible to imagine such a modern sounding record could have been made so many years ago... this cult new wave/dance cover of the doors classic was taken off the first of the two long players that la synth band moebius (not to be confused with german electronic maestro... dieter moebius of cluster and harmonia fame ) released on moonwind records, 1979-1980.
wonderful 1970s p.c.p inspired 20 track. compilation featuring a highly charged mix of psych funk, prog, afro, glam, cosmic, rock and disco. some very rare pieces on here such as the cosmic reggae inspired 360 degrees, the groovy psych prog of the creative craniums and the raw prototype psych funk of kid rock (not that one). others will be better known to lovers of a more progressive dancefloor such as soundforce and diabolic man which has long been a big spin for dj harvey and lovefingers alike.