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Vazz / La Bambola Del Dr Caligari – Whisper Not / The Wrong Holiday

gretaclue   3/14/2012   A Library

This record is a comp of two different synth/electro bands from the 1980’s.

Side A has 6 tracks from Vazz, a duo from Glasgow, Scotland. It was recorded at the Hellfire Club throughout 1982 and was originally released on cassette only. The band appeared on John Peel’s show a couple times, but are mostly kind of one of those lost gems in a sea of shitty 80’s electro-synth-pop trash. I really liked both sides of this record, and for different reasons. Vazz appeals to the Cocteau Twins lover in me. Drum machine mixed with guitars, bass, xylophone, clarinet, and beautiful female vocals..

Side B is 5 tracks from La Bambola Del Dr. Caligari (like the creepy German expressionist film from 1920), a trio from Bologna, Italy. I would categorize this as minimal synth. Keyboards, synthesizers, drum machines, effects, a creepy Italian chick haunting it all with her voice.. It really appeals to this depressed euro fag that lives inside my body, wears all black and long sleeves to cover up those marked arms. I’d penny dance to these jams for sure.

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