Two bands from Greece, of all places, both of whom were under the rapturous spell of Anglo indie pop, say circa 1987. The Next Time Passions seemed to enjoy a slightly higher profile than their counterparts, (whom I'll attend to in a moment). Spilling over with homage to the stables of Sarah and Postcard Records, NTP bring a pair of stunners to table, coupling a jangly aesthetic with a touch of romantic angst. "She" and "Bats 25" both border on the sublime. What's more, the Passions have additional releases to plunder.
The Impossible Tymes were actually an outgrowth of the NTP, though I don't have much of a clue as to whom in the group the lineage applies to. This was the band's only commercial release, and considerably more chilled out than their record-mates. Per the blurb inside the sharp gatefold sleeve: A '60, '80s & '90s cocktail full of drum machine, new wave guitars, psychedelic organ and poppy, flower power vocals. Indeed that's where this trio stands, but the question now is where do you stand? Download and find out for yourself. BTW, both bands sing in English, but you'll pick up on the Greek accidents faster than you can say Field Mice.
01. The Things You Love
02. Dream Brush Paint
Next Time Passions
02. Bats 25
TOMITA - Snowflakes Are Dancing LP 74 w Pictures At An Exhibition LP 75 w Firebird LP 76 w The Planets LP 76 w Bolero LP 79 w Greatest Hits LP 79 w and The Plasma Symphony Orchestra - Kosmos LP 78 w The Bermuda Triangle LP 79 w Canon Of the Three Stars LP 84 w Live At Lice LP 84 - REPOST Request: A Japanese master of the synthesizer who at times, adds funny vocalizations to set the stage for a composition (part I like). Couple par...
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