Sunday, January 22, 2012
Elysium - Summer House 7" (1984, Cauldron Records)
Elysium's first release, also known by the name Burning Skies of Elysium circa '87. I've had quite a few people ask me about this one over the years, so guess it is pretty scarce to find. This one sounds quite alike their better-known tunes off the "Carousel" 12" + "Last Revolving Door" LP, just simply more primitively produced. "Far From The Crowd" from the '87 LP could have possibly been a re-written/re-worked version of the track "Summer House" featured here as far as I concerned. The saxophone player on this 7", Ron Howe, played on The Cure's "The Head On The Door" LP along with the band Fools Dance. If you've never heard Elysium/Burning Skies of Elysium and none of this makes any sense, expect goth/wave with a singer who sounds a bit like Ian Astbury from his Southern Death Cult/Death Cult period.
Preview samples here:
Elysium - Summer House 7'' (1984, Cauldron Records)
01. Summer House
02. Through Flak & Flak