The Misz - The Lonely Crowd
Taken a minute for this to land on our doorstep having meant to arrive at the end of April, but it's here now so I'll stop complaining. And guess what? It's another 80s reissue I'm getting hot and bothered about. You'd think I'd be bored of this kinda thing by now, and maybe one day I will be. But today is not that day. Listen up - The Misz were a Gent-based two piece, formed in '83 and were partial to the odd synthesiser and drum machine. Exactly how I like my Beligans. Though their music is somewhat obscure (they only ever released on v. ltd cassettes), they were renowned in the synthwave underground, regularly contributing tracks to the pleathora of compilations issued at the time to record the movement. The Gisz display an intriguing range, their compositions sometimes minimal, sometimes quite liner, and other times rather abstracted. You've the sense that experimentation was their key motivation, and with a lot of these kind of bands, it's the personality of, and the relationship between, the people making the music that shines through most clearly. That is to say, no grander idea than mates fucking about to see what might happen, like lighting matches as a kid to see what burns. It's where the best music comes from. The Lonely Crowd does a stellar job of documenting this, collecting a number of tracks from their various cassette releases and remastering them from their original reel to reel tapes. And for those that value such things, the LP is pressed on 180 gram vinyl and is limited to 500 copies.
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