Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dresden - Misadventure (1982, Fall Out)

Pretty standard synthwave on our hands here from a Canadian quartet named after the beleaguered German city. Don't know exactly where in Canada they originate from, but Vancouver, BC might be a good bet, given this is where Misadventure was recorded. Wouldn't surprise me, as they seem to tread lightly in the footsteps of another Vancouver keyboard crew, The Pointed Sticks. Dresden's mouthpiece Tim Bowes doesn't exactly have the pipes to set the world afire, so I wouldn't get too psyched. I'm picking up some occasional shades of Magazine here as well, which is always a good thing. Their remake of "Eve of Destruction," is a tad absurd, but note-for-note, definitely more reverent than the Dickies pillaging of the song. Enjoy (or not).

01. Yet to Come
02. Living Nowadays
03. Briangrip
04. Armchair Generals
05. Dreamland
06. Cycles
07. Looking for a Job
08. Heart of Desire
09. Freedom
10. Eve of Destruction
11. Civilized

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