ACTOR, THE - UNREAL PERSONALITY (7" FLEXI)


"Flexi 7" printed on clear flexible vinyl with silver embossed ink, edition of 999 number-stamped copies accompanied by matte printed postcard of "August 1975" by Jennifer Griffiths. The Actor is a well known but simultaneously quite obscure minimal wave project that emerged from the Dutch home taping scene of the early 1980s. The duo was formed by Marcel Reimer (vocals, keyboards) and Sander Horsthuis (keyboards) in Breda, The Netherlands in late 1981. Influences were DAF, Soft Cell, Depeche Mode and Fad Gadget. Guitars were no option, "because the amplifiers would mar the stage." The Actor caught the attention of cult cassette label Trumpett through their powerful live act and were signed to the label in April 1982. Their first, self-produced album was released in September 1982 as 'Exploded View'. The edition of 400 copies sold out within six months. The track featured on this flexi-disc, 'Unreal Personality', is the opening track of 'Exploded View' and the archetypical The Actor song, with lyrics directly referring to the band's name. The equipment they used was the Korg MS-20, Crumar Performer, Casio VL-Tone, and Soundmaster SR-88 drum machine. It has been remastered from its original analog source tape for best possible sound reproduction." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | US| 2013| MINIMAL WAVE | 8.90


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