Magic De Spell ‎– A Body In A Snare

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All songs were recorded & remixed at Master Sound Studios, November 1982.
Remastered during July 2015.
400 hand-numbered copies edition.
- 200 copies on black vinyl (this)
- 200 copies on red transparent vinyl.

Under licence by General Publishing Company S.A./ Music Box International
© General Publishing Company S.A./ Music Box International
℗ Geheimnis Records 2015

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
X 33 SMB 13007 Magic De Spell A Body In A Snare(LP, Album) Music-Box X 33 SMB 13007 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
M. BOX 13007 Magic De Spell A Body In A Snare(Cass) Music-Box M. BOX 13007 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
GHMN.021 Magic De Spell A Body In A Snare(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Red) Geheimnis Records GHMN.021 Greece 2015 Sell This Version

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Panosdread

Panosdread

January 7, 2016
“A Body In A Snare” was actually the starting point of the band’s post punk “dark wave” era and followed the release of their first ever 7’’ single “Nightmare” in 1981. By late 1981 and early 1982, there were a number of changes in the band’s line-up. The core of the band, George Scarlatos (bass) and Theodore Vlahakis (drums), remained intact, while Alex Kyriakakis (vocals) and George Alahouzos (guitar) left to pursue different musical directions and occupations. Thanassis, the younger brother of George Scarlatos joined the band and after an extensive search, using magazine adverts and auditioning many people, Elias Aslanoglou became the band’s new lead singer. Thanassis brought his knowledge of synthesizers, while Elias with his cold, flat voice and his dark brooding style and attitude, was the living embodiment of the band’s new musical direction.
It is 1982-1983 and the “dark / synth” style is at its peak. Deadpan vocals, cold synthetic sounds, bass and drums. It is in this era that “A Body In A Snare” was created. 7 new songs + and a new arrangement of “Poor Johnny’s Lonely Blues” (which had previously been recorded as an aggressive punk song on the first 7’’) in line with the band’s new musical direction.
This record came to define Magic De Spell’s music style for almost the entire 1980’s and only about a decade later did the band change its music style yet again. It has a classic status nowadays, as it was one of the first albums (along with the early releases of Creep Records) that inspired and established the Greek new wave sound that dominated the music scene in the years that followed.