Guyer's Connection ‎– Portrait

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Tonstudio Max Lussi, Basel ‎– LPML 567
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Vinyl, LP, Album
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Recorded 1983 at Guyer's Studio, Binningen.
Mixed at Tonstudio Max Lussi + Co., Basel.

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xavier331

xavier331

24. Juni 2014
Will be repressed by MINIMAL WAVE in August (2014) ...
magic000

magic000

1. Juli 2008

"Portrait" by Guyer's Connection is my favorite album of the 80's, bottom line! The synth-pop and minimal wave masterpiece is to die for, literally! I am not a huge fan of their self-titled LP, which is kind of weird, considering every single song "Portrait" is a masterpiece in its own. Pogo Of Techno has the style that Miss Kittin, Legowelt, Japanese Telecom, and many other new electro artists have stolen. It's more like a hypnotic trance listening to Pogo Of Techno, and for 1983, it's pretty damn amazing! La Transformation, Dallas (of which this song sounds like the theme song to a Commodore 64 game), and Arabia all have beautiful and amazing synths. The male vocalist is very dark and deep. The album has 2 songs of which I can not say which is better: Keep The City Clean and National- Und Ständerat. The former is a song about cleaning up the dirty old city and is one of the most played songs on my minimal wave/italo disco radio show. The synths on that song are so deep and mesmerizing that I have yet to hear something better. As for National- Und Ständerat, the first several minutes is this piano-opera buildup to some of the best beat ever with some of those Swiss-German vocals. I just wrote a review saying Iko's '83 LP is my favorite album of the 80's, but I take that back! This one is.