Former Selves and Future Void [CS; 1980]

Talk about a monstrous tape. Noema pack on the lengthy jams throughout FS&FV. Each side stretches the limits of the cassette’s storage: 33+ minutes per side, 2 songs on each. You can do the rest of the math, but these are not throwaway 3 minute pop songs. And though you’ll be tempted to hear this as background music, too much subtlety will be lost if allowed to graze an ear in passing. Which is apropos in a way, considering FS&FV was released on Leap Day. But these heady, longform experiments in psychedelia only seems to come around once every four years and when it does, you do not ignore it but celebrate it.

Links: 1980


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