Kinetic Ideals was a Canadian new wave band from Mississauga, Ontario. They released one single and three EPs on the Mannequin record label, formed by Brett Wickens, founding member of new romantic group Spoons. Their first single, "Life In Shadow" / "Maze of Ways" was the second release on Burlington-based Mannequin, following on the Spoons debut. It had a rough and ready quality with a one-two punk beat that sounded a little retro even in 1980. In 1981 they issued a five-track EP, Reason that established the sound they became known for, a moodier post-Joy Division groove that fit with other locals like Sheep Look Up and Breeding Ground. Brett Wickens was by now working for Peter Saville Associates in England, and designed an angular modernist cover in the mold of early New Order releases.
Label: Mannequin Records Catalog#: MANEP1 Format: Vinyl, 12" Country: Canada Released: 1981 Genre: Electronic, Rock Style: New Wave, Punk, Synth-pop
Tracklisting: A1 Absurdity A2 Animalistic A3 No Exit B1 Fire B2 Structures