Monday, April 2, 2012

+Alpha - s/t 7" (self-released, 198?)

Plunky, bass-heavy post-punky stuff from this rather mysterious group. It's becoming interesting to me just how "default" this sorta sound seems to have been in Japan in the early 80s. Did Japan have the highest concentration of bands with groovy basslines and constantly discordant guitar in the world? The almost punkish and sing-songy vocals set this one apart from the pack, and track 2 features the return of crazy vocal modulation!

1 comment:

ECno8 said...

shit, man, yeah.. i got this record and the beet's and a few others at the same time and found myself wondering the same thing about the bass. they mastered that shit. where has it gone i wonder? love it.