Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Spasmodique - s/t MLP
First vinyl release of Rotterdam band Spasmodique, released on Belgian label Soundwork (La Muerte, Tuxedomoon, Esquisses,...). Started in 1981 after some members played in bands The Torpedos, Slum and Zum Beispiel.
I think the first release was a live tape on French label V.I.S.A.
Spasmodique's next release is the 'From The Cellar Of Roses' LP on Plexus in 1987. Follow-up albums 'Start To Believe' and 'North' were released on Schemer. After a line-up change, 'Haven' was recorded in 1990. The band split but reunited in 1997 to end for the last time in 2003 when singer Mark decided to leave the band. Only one CD 'From Villa Delirium' was recorded in this period.
There's also a book on the history of the band, probably Dutch language only.
Expect some heavy postpunk sounds with hints to the Birthday Party and Crime & The City Solution.
Spasmodique on Wikipedia
Spasmodique on Holland Rocks
Spasmodique MLP (Soundwork-SW 12014-1986)
1. Kiss On Your Scars
2. The Small World
3. Your Boyfriend
4. The Stranger
5. He's On Fire