"Better than Suicide!
Martin Rev's solo debut in 1980 from No Wave label Lust/Unlust.
A Masterpiece of modern alienation capturing a uniquely NYC landscape.
Exclusive interview with Rev and musician / critic Alan Licht.
Includes download card."
Words from the label:
In 1980, shortly after SUICIDE's second full-length, MARTIN REV
released his first solo album on preeminent No Wave label Infidelity (Lust/Unlust). Uninhibited by the trappings of a collaborator, Rev was freed to explore his most experimental and pop leanings with dirty synths, dark melodies, and dreamlike textures, and produced a masterpiece of modern alienation that captures a uniquely New York landscape.
Echoing other electronic forerunners such as SILVER APPLES and KRAFTWERK, and foreshadowing the work of APHEX TWIN and AIR, Rev's solo outing rests firmly in the lineage of unnerving sounds from the furthest fringe of maladjustment.
- Superior Viaduct
Baby o Baby
Format: 12" vinyl record with digital download card.
Year of release: 2013
Label: Superior Viaduct (SV012)