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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Rapture of the Deep - Under Quabbin ep (1986, Incas)
Given this was an Incas Records release, I was expecting a record chockablock with jangle. You've heard the phrase "sight unseen?" Well, I bought this "sound unheard" so to speak, and as often is the case in these scenarios, I was in store for something that deviated from said expectations. Turns out Rapture of the Deep's specialty was typical synth/guitar rock of their era, leaning slightly left of center. Under Quabbin isn't particularly dancey...or gothy...or cheesy, which is a relief considering that I spent the better part of twenty dollars on this. The Massachusetts quartet's prime mover David Wildman. possesses a vocal timbre reminiscent of Peter Murphy, and to a lesser degree Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat. "Waiting" is by far my pick from the record, however the band cut a video for the leadoff track that you can view below. Enjoy (or not).
01. Madame Nothing
03. Watching the Fireworks
04. Down in the Subway
05. Pink Sheets