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    Martin RevMartin Rev

    Label:ROIR – RUSCD 8279
    Format:
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Country:US
    Released:
    Genre:Electronic
    Style:No Wave, Synth-pop

    Tracklist

    1Mari4:25
    2Baby Oh Baby4:47
    3Nineteen 864:35
    4Temptation7:18
    5Jomo4:40
    6Asia4:00
    7Coal Train5:28
    8Marvel12:50
    95 To 52:00
    10Wes4:16
    11Daydreams5:22
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    All compositions published by Revega Music Co. ASCAP/HF.

    Tracks 1 to 6 originally appeared on Lust/Unlust Records, 1980 Martin Rev JMB 228).
    Recorded at Sorcerer Sound Studios, NYC.
    Tracks 7 to 11 were recorded at Minot Studios, White Plains, NYC, 1991.
    Tracks 7 and 8 are bonus tracks.
    Tracks 9 to 11 are bonus tracks and never before released.
    Digital remastering at I Am Productions NYC and Prodam, Belgium.

    © & ℗ ROIR 2002

    Jewel Case with 6 page fold-out booklet.

    Barcode and Other Identifiers

    • Barcode (Text): 0 53436 82792 5
    • Barcode: 053436827925
    • Matrix / Runout: 25084-CD 01D ESP LaserMatrix
    • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LJ36
    • Mould SID Code: none

    Other Versions (4)View All

    Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
    Martin Rev (LP, Album)Infidelity (2)JMB-228US1980
    Marvel (CD, Album, Reissue)Daft RecordsD1012 CDBelgium1997
    New Submission
    Martin Rev (LP, Album, Reissue)Superior ViaductSV012US2013
    Needs Changes
    Martin Rev (LP, Unofficial Release)Not On LabelnoneUS2013

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    Gronk73's profile picture
    Gronk73
    Edited one year ago
    Fans of the first two Suicide albums will love Martin Rev's solo debut. The lone vocal track, 'Baby Oh Baby' (essentially Suicide with Rev's smokier, more gravelly voice substituting for Alan Vega's), is of course a classic in its own right, but the instrumental pieces are just as compelling. 'Mari,' a love song without words, recycles the piano bass line from Suicide's 'Dream Baby Dream' yet manages to create an identity all its own, while 'Temptation' draws out the eerie, hypnotic celeste that lurked in the background of Suicide's 'Frankie Teardrop' and makes it the central feature of the composition.

    The original six-song album was released in 1980. The five bonus tracks that appear on the CD were recorded in 1991 and have a Harold Faltermeyer-esque, dance-pop feel. The highlights of this batch are 'Coal Train' (which itself appropriates the bass line from Rev's earlier 'Temptation' and gradually builds to a mid-paced, almost sinister momentum) and 'Wes' (whose sassy, synthetic horn riff turns gorgeously spectral with a wash of dissonant noise, like the audio on an old VHS tape becoming fainter with the passage of years).