Label: LTM - LTMCD 2527 • Series: Auteur Labels • Format: CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: New Wave, Post-Punk
One of the earliest independent labels in Manchester following the impact of punk, but also arguably the most Facade - Various - Auteur Labels Object Music 1978-1981 over time, Object Music, founded by Spherical Objects leader Steve Solamar to release his band's work, had completely disappeared from formal circulation after he wrapped up the label Cruel Summer (Summer Dub) - Bananarama - Bananarama The sole exception to this disappearance was the Passage 's earliest work, which LTM re-released in Six years later, LTM was able to do a full retrospective on the label's releases, covering not only a slew of individual albums but creating this overview, pulling together a variety of album tracks and otherwise unavailable single and compilation songs as a handy starting point for the curious.
Spherical Objects themselves are represented by single tracks not otherwise included on their album reissues, starting the collection with the label's first release, "The Kill" and "The Knot," two spiky but also strangely romantic songs that have Solamar 's atypical voice as the central element.
Solamar appears solo Facade - Various - Auteur Labels Object Music 1978-1981 well as in the Alternomen Unlimited and Noyes Brothers partnerships with Steve Mirowho himself also appears with and without his backing band the Eyes. With a calmer voice than Solamar and an ear for gently peppy numbers like the melodica-touched "Dreams of Desire" and "Smiling in Reverse," at points Miro 's work almost predates classic Cstyle indie pop, if with a crisper edge to its rushed air and recording limitations.
The other band to get predominantly featured, Grow Upin some ways split the difference between the work of the two Steves given membership crossover with Spherical Objectsit's no real surprisebut with their own touches like the sax on "Stay Awake" and "Joanne" they kick up their heels enjoyably enough. In all, while Object's oeuvre is enjoyable rather than crucial, but there's still enough quality material here to reward attention.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. The Memories - Dedication Time Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date September 16, Track Listing. The Kill. Spherical Objects. The Knot. Dreams of Desire. Queen of the Sea. Grow Up. Stay Awake. Alternomen Unlimited. The Warriors. Up and About. Steve Miro. Smiling in Reverse. Seventies Romance. Sweet Tooth. Fascinated by Time? Nite Time. Troops Out. The Passage. My One Request.
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