Friday, September 23, 2011


Lingua Franca-X (12", Atelier Peyotl, 1984, Japan)

From what I understand, this is what R.N.A. Organism morphed in to. Excellent repetitive experimental funk in the Czukay/Plank tradition. Atelier Peyotl was also responsible for the fantastic international compilation, Sound Cosmodel.

The second track, "dB", is the obvious standout. A whoosh of atonal guitar... precise, in-the-pocket rhythm section, hypnotic bell-synth (?) line, chanted/effected vocals.... all of this, within a crowded train station during a thunderstorm. Great stuff.

Their full-length from 1983, "Lingua Franca-1" is available to check out here.

1 comment:

Zopo Eighties Reünie said...

Alive and kicking again, thanks