Monday, July 12, 2010

Helios Creed - Lactating Purple

Label: Amphetamine Reptile
Year: 1991

Music has gotten too easy. If you released this today it would be greeted with a yawn and flippant dismissal, because today anyone can daisy chain a few effects pedals together and jerk themselves off, on glorious digital delay. Too easy.
I will say, if you've been on the fence about trying Helios Creed, this record is a good start as it's slightly more straightforward (a relative term here) than the other two posted on this blog. That's not to say it sounds like Bon Jovi or nothing, but it does use the touchstones of rock, punk, and electronic music as opposed to simply abandoning all former modes of popular music as evidenced on other releases.
Also, this was engineered by Billy Anderson, if that helps.


Brad said...

Thank you for this, Helios records are a challenge to get a hold of.

anomalous clouds said...

I love Helios Creed! It's hard to come across his stuff. Thanks so much for posting.

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