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Emotional Rescue is delighted to be able to reissue this holy-grail of the Afro-Cosmic scene. It is not often a record has 2 tracks on the all time lists, but with the Danielle Baldelli's Cosmic favourite Ink Man and Beppe Loda making Fly a Typhoon anthem, this piece of British New Wave, straight out of 80s Coventry, achieved such a feet.
After making the transition from late 70s punk band in to early 80s synthesized new wave, Kevin Harrison released his minimal wave/synth pop album Inscrutably Obvious for Cherry Red to little fanfair in 1981. However, the trajectory was set and the following year the Fly EP arrived on another respected indie label Glass Records (later to release The Pastels and Spaceman 3).
Starting with Kevin’s title cut, an exhalting tripped out travel opus built around a high-hat driven drum and bass. This is as much his vision of a future world as underpinning his clear love for rock and roll and is further explored on the slower Baldelli dream that is Ink Man. With reverbed lyrics, stop-start drums and heavy vibes before shifting in to a two tone inspired stepper.
The best though is possibly saved till last with the kosmiche ode Views Of The Rhine. Echoes of Neu! and Cluster are bounced from keys to the now signature contours and flourishes of the live drums.
Uplifting and a beautiful end, this classic EP is the first of 2 Harrison projects coming on Emotional Rescue, so watch this space.
Fully licensed and remastered for release in December 2012.
Kevin Harrison - Fly - ERC005
B1. Ink Man
B2. Views Of The Rhine
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