Player Piano

Futurisk

Player Piano

 

2010

  • 1.
    Meteoright (1982)
  • 2.
    Lonely Streets (1982)
  • 3.
    Army Now (1982)
  • 4.
    Poison Ivy
  • 5.
    Push Me Pull You, Part 2
  • 6.
    Split Second Decision
  • 7.
    Damsel In Distress
  • 8.
    Lonely Streets
  • 9.
    Meteoright
  • 10.
    Army Now
  • 11.
    What We Have To Have
  • MW023

Minimal Wave presents the long awaited 30th anniversary release by Futurisk. Originally from Florida, Futurisk was a pioneering electro-punk group that recorded and performed in the pre-midi era of the early ‘80s. They had two vinyl releases that sold out : The Sound Of Futurism 1980 / Army Now and the Player Piano EP. They played a legendary live show and had some TV appearances and videos (check their video for Army Now here), but for a number of reasons by 1984 Futurisk was history.

The Player Piano LP culls material they recorded between 1980-1982, featuring all the tracks from their two 7” releases as well as some early 4 track tapes and rare studio recordings. The record is pressed on 180 gram vinyl, comes in a matte printed innersleeve (with old photos and press) and orange matte outer jacket

* Denotes bonus track(s) available only on a CD / Digital version of this release, if a CD / Digital version of this release is available

 

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Reviews

     

    Plucked from obscurity, Futurisk’s ‘Player Piano’; a collection of pre-midi DIY electro-pop singles and unreleased material dating between 1980 and 1985. Their debut single tracks, the martial force of ‘Army Now’ appears in 1980 and 1982 versions, next to the punky chord progressions of ‘What We Have To Have’, in addition to five tracks from their most substantial EP ‘Player Piano’, among them the soggy bathroom recording of ‘Poison Ivy’, the mutant snarl of ‘Push Me Pull You’ - included on a DFA mix for Colette - and multiple versions of the electro-funked ‘Lonely Streets’ and the possible mission-punk anthem ‘Meteoright’. Jeremy Kolosine’s dramatic Anglophile vocals are one of the main attractions here, but the fusion of real/artifical drums and heads-down, stylishly punky attitude really cuts it.

     
    - Boomkat - 2011