K.U.K.L.* ‎– The Eye

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1984/1 K.U.K.L.* The Eye(LP, Album) Crass Records 1984/1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
1984/1.CD K.U.K.L.* The Eye(CD, Album) Crass Records 1984/1.CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
TPLP325CD K.U.K.L.* The Eye(CD, Album, RE) One Little Indian TPLP325CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
TPLP325 CD K.U.K.L.* The Eye(CD, Album, RE) One Little Indian TPLP325 CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
OLI325 K.U.K.L.* The Eye(CD, Album, RE) One Little Indian OLI325 US 2004 Sell This Version
TPLP325DMM K.U.K.L.* The Eye(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, DMM) One Little Indian TPLP325DMM UK 2008 Sell This Version
TPLP325DMM K.U.K.L.* The Eye(LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, DMM) One Little Indian TPLP325DMM UK 2017 Sell This Version
1984/1 K.U.K.L.* The Eye(LP, Album, RP) Crass Records 1984/1 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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XIANWING

February 19, 2018
referencing The Eye, CD, Album, RE, OLI325
With Björk's darkly emotive vocals The Eye is the debut studio album by Icelandic post-punk band Kukl.

In a 1984 review at Sounds magazine, David Tibet gave the album a perfect score, saying: "'The Eye' steps boldly out of the supposed confines that the Crass label is meant to impose...and drags the listener into a glacial world of confused emotion and shattered visions." He compared it to The Scream by Siouxsie and the Banshees, "primarily I suppose because of the howling vocals and decaying metal".

AllMusic praised the album, stating that "The Eye is a patently draining affair seemingly devoid of any coherent structure. Repeated spins, however, unearth a highly sophisticated aesthetic that borrows evenly from punk, noisecore, avant garde, and good old-fashioned indie. Although highly discordant and often atonal, it's a curiously engaging record, aided in part by Björk's darkly emotive vocals and the presiding, almost mythical, sense of impending lunacy. It may not be for everyone, but this is gutsy, non-conformist music as authored by one of the most passionate, intense bands in Iceland's esteemed history"

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.
Kukl

Björk (credited as "Bjørk") – vocals, woodwinds
Einar Örn Benediktsson (credited as "Einar Ørn") – vocals, metal winds
Einar Arnaldur Melax (credited as "Melax") – pipe bells, harmonium, all other strings
Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson (credited as "God Krist") – electric strings
Birgir Mogensen (credited as "Birgir") – bass
Sigtryggur Baldursson (credited as "Trix") – drums