Friday, May 10, 2013

Stürm Group - s/t (1984, Green Fuse)

Thought I would stick with the post-punk theme I've been angling towards all week, and Toronto's long-departed Stürm Group struck me as superb candidate for today's slot.  With a pervasive Bauhaus bent and an unremitting rhythmic sway, this north of the border quartet resided on the lighter end of the darkwave continuum.  Much of their well-endowed cadence is perpetrated by Walter Sobczak, whose loping and often zig-zaggy bass lines go a long way in dictating this album's ominous and chilly textures.  "The Lottery I Am" and "The Gin Palace" are where the Stürm's efforts and talents really make themselves evident.  If you're anything like me you might sense traces of the Lucy Show and Comsat Angels, but these guys definitely cut their pearly whites on Peter Murphy and Co.  Enjoy (or not).

01. Outdoor Cafe
02. Upon a Nerve
03. Loaded Life
04. Folding Chair
05. The Gin Palace
06. Red Balloon
07. The Lottery I Am
08. In the Shower


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