Obsolete

by ZX ELECTRIC

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1 Conscience 3:32
2 Connection 2:20
3 Rapid Cycling 1:20
4 Crisis Point 2:33
5 Darkest Fears 3:12
6 Tower 1:07
7 Fate Design 3:06
8 Final Feeling 3:03
9 Attrition 2:49
10 Image 2:00


Review by Julian Cope (Head Heritage Oct 2013)

I’ve been very moved lately by the tragically lonesome sound of ZX Electric, whose too brief 10-song debut LP OBSOLETE showcases as tragic a bunch of psychedelic soul songs as I’ve heard in an age, and all sung with truly beautiful anguish by lead singer Ben Mawdsley. This is an intriguing combination indeed, as Mawdsley croons, intones, even gets down on his hands and knees to deliver to listeners – across such despairing titles as ‘Attrition’, ‘Crisis Point’, ‘Darkest Fears’ and ‘Final Feeling’ – every morsel of his agony. But all the time behind him rage Mawdsley’s own gremlins, every one of them wielding ring modulators and banks of synthesizers and clearly visible for all but the artist himself to see, conjuring up a cranky Joe Meekian post-punk production and Dalek I Love You cinema sound of such novel dropout proportions that their FX even occasionally overwhelm their singer’s grand performance. No, I am not complaining – it’s too rare nowadays to do anything else but cheer such behaviour! let’s hope some discerning vinyl label takes their chances on this beautiful debut.

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released May 29, 2013

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