Saturday, July 9, 2011
Phantom Forth - The EP MLP (1984, Flying Nun Records)
Sort of New Zealand's answer to bands like Isolation Ward, Spray Pals, Tee Vee Pop, etc... Lo-fi, cold/dark wave with female vocals (and some occasional male vox too). Really good stuff, and a record that took me a couple years to simply hunt down a copy for sale (not that it was ever too expensive). At least one of the members of this band was involved in This Is Heaven, who released the "200 Variations" 7" that always goes for 3-digit prices whenever I've noticed it on eBay over the past years. Phantom Forth also had another good live track on the compilation "The Last Rhumba", which I might eventually upload here.... though lately has been hardly any free time! Unlike many, I'm not a huge fan of Flying Nun Record's entire catalog, but this is the one (along with Children's Hour) for cold/dark fans.