Futurisk ‎– The Sound Of Futurism 1980 / Army Now

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Clark Humphrey Records ‎– CH001
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Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
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A Army Now
B What We Have To Have

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barry.patton.75

barry.patton.75

December 29, 2016
Just so everyone is on the same page with song titles: This Side is "What We Have To Have". That Side is "Army Now".
technobug00

technobug00

August 20, 2006
edited over 10 years ago

An essential piece of work, The Sound Of Futurism is a record that perfectly blends the first steps of modern synthpunk with abstract noise, with a deep, deep production value.

On side A, Army Now, this dizzy, fuzzy, mixed hymn to war, blows up in a burst of conflicting synths and crunchy guitars. The vocal delievery is delicious, complementing the music perfectly, being as gritty and film-noir as possible.

On side B, Futurisk unveil what may be their most forgotten piece of work, the bittersweet What We Have To Have. Starting with a squarish, happy synth, the melody soon drown into more somber tones and finally reveal a hint of... ehm, "musical cynism", if you know what I mean.

And that's where it ends. After searching this vynil for... oh, well, way too long to remember, I was kind of disappointed that it barely lasted 7 minutes. But in retrospective, these 7 minutes of music were amongst the best ones I've ever experienced.

A truly visionary record.