gullbuy music review

September 28, 2004


title:: Merry Lines in the Sky
label:: LTM

This Belgian group from the early 80s is primarily known for the song My Suitor. The song went on to sell 10,000 copies as a 12" single.

This enhanced CD gathers together all Bernthøler studio recordings made between 1983 and 1985, and also includes video clips for My Suitor, Exterior Nuit and The Choice.


artist:: Krzysztof Komeda
label:: Sound Track Classics

Clocking in at a mere 16 minutes, one wonders if the Krzysztof Komeda soundtrack recording for the Roman Polanski film Cul-de-Sac (1966) could've possibly fit more easily on a lengthier cd of Komeda music with more soundtracks.

The music veers between cocktail jazz and film noir music not unlike many a French or Italian soundtrack from the mid 1960s.


title:: Life in Reverse
label:: LTM

Now that dance-driven post-punk sound has re-surfaced to make such a powerful comeback, the surge in demand for underground early 80's recordings of that ilk has left us with a more complete picture of the original scene -- in this case, the early 80's European underground.