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Dreams to Live

Melodic, with a nice feel and good vocals. Liked the solo instrumental spots. The B-side "Beautiful Truth" is a fine acoustic instrumental with an Indian feel, via sitary (!) guitar.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, No. 3, January 1986


Modern Artefact No. 1 (Cassette)

Cassette single of some originality. Great effects. Good tunes and weird vocals, which blend in well, especially on "Search for a Soul". "Fatal Crash Immersed the Start" is the stronger more powerful sound, though, I feel. The cassette comes in a unique transparent sleeve, complete with much, well, artefacts.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, No. 4, Summer/Autumn 1986


Artefact No. 2 (Cassette)

An hour of instrumental music. A kaleidoscope of keyboards and the ideal film soundtrack for those dream-type sequences.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, No. 4, Summer/Autumn 1986


Underwater Kites (Cassette)

Modern Art's first tape LP. Off-centre pop, with outstanding tracks beiing the instrumental "Vision" and the classic synth-orientated "Landscape from a Dream".

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, No. 4, Summer/Autumn 1986


Oriental Towers (Cassette)

Some bluesey guitar, some classical guitar, some rock guitar. A new guitar man is born, but the one-man band is competent with synth, bass, etc. Outstanding tracks are instrumentals "Oriental Towers", Beautiful Truth" and the haunting "Calico Shadows".

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, No. 4, Summer/Autumn 1986


Living in the Distortion Parade (Cassette)

Features everything - guitars, synth, fiddle, etc. Gary Ramon must be the most prolific songwriter, performer, producer in Indieland. No don't tell me if I'm wrong... "Visions of Cairo, fiddle and all, is the pick.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 5, No. 3, Spring/Summer 1988


Stereoland (Cassette)

Rich guitar sound in a Siouxsie cum psychedelic vein. "Goldon Legend" is a jaunty pop number, which opens up proceedings, and "Blue Stone" is rich in natty breaks. On side 2, "Red Tornado" has an opening akin to Hendrix (!), with backward guitar cutting swathes thru my aurality. "Peruvia", by contrast, has a Latin guitar feel. All in all a fine album of contrasting instrumentation, but similar depth of feel.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 5, No. 4, Autumn/Winter 1988


Pastel Sunrise (Cassette)

Three tapes of superb instrumentation and snazzy tunes.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 5, No. 4, Autumn/Winter 1988

 

 

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