Saturday, March 29, 2008

Tuxedomoon - desire (1981)

Tuxedomoon pushed their sound to the limits with Desire, a colossal work that contained sinister electronic waltzes ("East/Jinx"), syncopated dances for androids ("Victims Of The Dance"), musique concrete fantasias ("Music#1"), noir synth-punk with string arrangements ("Incubus"), pantomime psychodramas ("Desire"), synth-jazz collages with passionate crooning ("Again"), out-of-tune demonic ballets ("In The Name Of Talent"), etc.

And all drenched in a decadent existential tone, played with the austerity of a chamber orchestra, and arranged by post-modern futurists.

This is a new language for music, the fusion is monumental. Get it here.