A recent, but welcome discovery, I've had this record in my possession for a few weeks now, and I'm just now finally able to offer it up here for you all to enjoy. Here we have a mini-LP from French band The Pollen, produced by The Sound's Adrian Borland. Naturally, you can expect some great post-punk sounds here, more of the dreamy variety. The album strikes me as a cross between Lush & Lively Art acts, with a little bit of that Borland magic thrown in for good measure.
Released in 1989, this record is a vast improvement over their unfocused full length, released the same year (I'm guessing, as there's no date on this LP and sources on the Adrian Borland tribute page also peg 1989 for this one as well). The full length seems a little more indie-flavored, as opposed to the cold sounds on this release, but perhaps I'll reassess it down the line. I also have a 12'' from the same era that fits more with this album, and will post that as soon as I have the chance!
The Pollen- Contrasts Mini-LP 1. Killer 2. Military Tactics 3. Faraway 4. Like The Wind 5. Peel The Skin 6. Breaking Out 7. Hard Times
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