Monday, December 5, 2016

Sketch for summer (The Durutti Column) (LP 69 - 71)

The Durutti Column The Return of the Durutti Column (Vinyl - Factory Records, 1980) ****
The Durutti Column LC (Vinyl - Factory Records, 1981) ****
The Durutti Column Another Setting (Vinyl - Factory Records, 1983) ***

Genre: Alternative

Places I remember: Marbecks Records

Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles: Sketch For Dawn (1)

Gear costume: Sketch For Summer (first track on The Return of...)

Active compensatory factors: Lazy, dreamy weekend mornings when I was first with my (now) wife in our New Plymouth flat in the mid eighties were often sound tracked by these records. Especially the first one.

Vini Reilly's crisp, fresh guitar lines delivered evocatively via some colourful and inventive instrumentals were a perfect match for sleepy, sunny morning lie ins.

All three have unique moods but the music (and singing) on LC especially holds up some 30 plus years later. 

Another Setting has a darker mood to it which is fine but didn't match my mid eighties bloom of love mood as well.

Where do they all belong? Although this appears on the Factory Records label (famous home for Joy Division), Pat Methany's jazzy guitar on American Garage is a clear link in my mind.

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