"Second Layer was the side project for Adrian Borland and Graham Bailey of post punk band The Sound. The project was born from early punk band The Outsiders, which had both Graham and Adrian as members. The band's first two singles were released by Tortch label. The first was 'Flesh As Property' EP in 1979 and the second 'State Of Emergency' EP in 1980. By 1981 Second Layer had found a home on London-based label Cherry Red and released their debut album "World of Rubber" in November of that year. Full of hard mechanical sounds produced by Adrian's guitars and Graham's homemade drum machines, the album actively involves the listener. Songs are manic and twisted, pensive and pervaded with haunting subterranean atmospheres. Adrian's anguished voice tackles lyrics that are political and probe the darker preoccupations like grim depression and death obsession. Metallic guitar riffs and moody baselines thump alongside Wasp synthesizer beeps and the band's cache of sampled metronomic sounds slowed down and looped. A homegrown electronic garage band that sits alongside their contemporaries Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire and Pubic Image Limited. This deluxe 2LP edition features the complete recorded output of Second Layer plus 5 unreleased demos from 1978-80. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. Each LP comes in an exact replica of the original metallic sliver and black jacket from the 1981 issue with a never seen before fold out poster made by the band in 1980 with liner notes, photos and press clippings." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | US| 2015| DARK ENTRIES | 24.90

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