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IKE YARD

S/T

SUPERIOR VIADUCT


Format: LP
Cata No: SV046
Barcode: 857176003461
Ike Yard remain a legendary band of early ’80s New York
City—at once immensely influential, yet obscured by a
far-too-brief initial phase. Their debut EP, the dark and
absorbing Night After Night, sounds almost like a different
group, so rapidly would Ike Yard evolve towards the calmly
menacing electro throb of their self-titled LP.
Originally released on Factory in 1982, the album put
Ike Yard’s indelible mark on the synth-driven experimental
rock scene then emerging all over the planet. While historical
analogues would be Cabaret Voltaire’s Red Mecca or Front
242’s Geography, opening track “M. Kurtz” makes starkly
clear that Ike Yard is a far heavier proposition.
With a thick porridge of bass, ringing guitar and
strangled/stunted layers of voice, these six pieces are
densely packed and perversely danceable. “Loss” sounds
like a minimal techno track that could have been made
last week, while “Kino” combines Soviet-era imagery
with sparse soundscapes à la African Head Charge’s
Environmental Studies.
Ike Yard somehow pull off the toughest trick in modern
music: making repetition hypnotically compelling through
subtle variation. The effect of Ike Yard’s first LP can be
heard in many genres—from industrial dance labels like
Wax Trax to electro-punk bands and innumerable European
groups (Lucrate Milk, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, etc.).
The fact that the cover artwork does not include any
photos of the band, but rather features the original catalogue
number (FACT A SECOND) only further illustrates the
release’s importance and Ike Yard’s timeless mystique

Tracks:

1. M. Kurtz
2. Loss
3. NCR
4. Kino
5. Cherish 8
6. Half A God

Press:

First album by legendary NYC band
Originally released in 1982 on Factory
Recommended for fans of Clock DVA,
Liaisons Dangereuses and Tuxedomoon

 

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