Gonna wrap up this month with two more posts in quick succession today, so bear with me, ladies and gentlemen. I'll be touring with Mark Burgess of the Chameleons UK over the course of a few east coast, so Systems of Romance will be dormant until mid-august. Consider these three posts a series of cold treats for the upcoming August heat wave.
Up first we have the coveted full length record by Berenek, a Norweigan based minimal synth project helmed by Espen Beranek Holm, also known locally for his weekly radio program.
I haven't heard Berenek's many releases throughout the 1980s, but this first record, released in 1981, is a gem for sure, and fetches some insane prices on the internet. You may have seen it over at Mutant Sounds, but I've supplied a higher quality/bit rip, fresh from the wax. Expect some killer minimal synth grooves and alienating electronics. You can also catch a remastered version of "Pictures and Paintings" on the Maskindans compilation, a must-hear for any fan of minimal synth and obscure new wave. Here's the info.
Berenek- Sound of Danger LP 1. Sound Of Danger 2. Pictures And Paintings 3. Crystal Dream 4. How Could We Simply Die 5. Search 6. So Many Things 7. Doorway 8. A Prisoner In A Silent Way 9. Can't Go To Sleep