What little I've been able to glean about this jangly Fullerton, CA trio are a number of references indicating that Blue Trapeze were lumped into the Christian rock realm, though you'd be hard pressed to make that case upon listening to theВ vast majority of this 1986 ep.В В Mask & MarqueeВ reveals itself asВ a rather secular record, wherein the group seemsВ wayВ more intent on churning out vaguely noirВ alt-rock,В summoning inspiration not from the heavens, but instead the likes of Peter Buck, and arguably some of theВ darker Paisley Underground champions of theВ era (e.g. Rain Parade).В The sum total of Mask & Marquee falls slightly short of a revelationВ (no pun intended), but nonethelessВ it's evocative ofВ the melancholic, yet fertileВ left-of-the-dialВ environment of its day.
01. Mask & Marquee 02. Afraid of Real 03. A Reason 04. See Them Turn 05. The Old Home 06. Midnight Sun