Release code: ODI197346
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Release Info: Instant Karma - Songs of Lust & Pain 12\" (1987, PSI Music / EMP Music)
Quite obscure band from Austria appearing to be from Vienna. The cover looks like a metal record, and the self-proclaimed "Snake Charming Rock & Roll" on the back sleeve and label doesn't sound too promising for sure... though a track like "Electric Armchair" is exactly what I hope to hear when a new, unheard record arrives in the mailbox. Don't hear too much about Austria's 80's goth history either besides bands like Astaron or X-Beliebig.
Devil's Doll" is a slow moving, 7 minute+ dirge, "Electric Armchair" is my favorite for the cold/desperate 80's goth sound, and "Under The Western Sky" has a slower tempo as well. This is the only record I have ever seen by this band, but I suppose other releases might exist. At the moment I write this, everyone who has voted for this one on discogs has gave it a 5/5, which is interesting. I personally don't think it is that great as a whole, but certainly an interesting find!
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Instant Karma - Songs of Lust & Pain 12" (1987, PSI Music / EMP Music)
01. Devil's Doll (Live SZ 1986) 02. Electric Armchair (Live SZ 1986) 03. Under The Western Sky