SUICIDE - The Second Album + The First Rehearsal Tapes - CD2 - BFFP162CD
Autores: Suicide, Alan Vega, Martin Rev
Editor: Blast First / Mute (1999)
Géneros: Electronic, Electro, Minimal, Synthpop, Synth-Punk, Minimal Wave
If Suicide was a record condensed from fragments of tracks into a nailed plank smacking into the senses and sensibilities of the listener, the follow-up was a more considered, but no less forward-thinking affair. The sinister pulsing beats remain, but Martin Rev lays down further layers of synthesiser and pretty melodies behind a fuller tuneful croon, but no less politically engaged, vocal from Alan Vega. There's contrast too between the almost slinking 'Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne', the wobbling pop of 'Fast Money Music' and 'Shadazz' and the heavy, sinister throb of 'Harlem', a reflection of what Throbbing Gristle were up to on the other side of the Atlantic. This record was arguably a turning point. It's no secret that Suicide were a huge influence on the likes of Soft Cell and other synth pop groups of the early 80s. In another world, might Suicide have followed their under-acknowledged melodic instincts and become a pop group?