Clima-X (LP, Hi-Tec Records, 1981, France)
The fantastic debut LP from France's under-appreciated avant-electronic unit. This is their only release that wasn't available for preview on the web. I thought I would change that.
Side A is quite an ambient venture in a similar synthetic, murky realm as maybe Mask Of The Imperial Family or a more muffled Empirical Sleeping Consort. Side B hints more in the direction of the record's successor, Diabolus In Mecanica, with its excellent use of rhythm boxes, sound generators and strange vocals- a la early Esplendor Geometrico, or possibly Bryn Jones' pre-Muslimgauze moniker E.g. Oblique Graph.
More Art & Technique:
Putsch In Memoriam [7", 1981]
Diabolus In Mecanica [LP, 1982]
Alea Jacta Est [12", 1983]