Welcome to the darkly enchanting minimal synth pop world of Modern Art. As an introduction to the world of Coil and Current 93 collaborator Gary Ramon and his orbiting bandmates, this is where it all started.
Formed by Ramon in the early 1980’s, Modern Art released two albums on vinyl, and a significant amount of impossible-to-find cassettes. Some of this material was compiled in a highly regarded 3-LP sold out box set, made in 2013 by Vinyl on Demand.
Underwater Kites is a remastered reissue of their very first cassette album, originally released in 1982, which also includes three previously unissued tracks from that session. On this album you will find examples of what was going on in England during the pinnacle of the post-punk music scene – a time that inspired lots of young musicians to develop music influenced by the likes of Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle and Clock DVA.
“Guitar, synth and drum machines creating a calm yet dark atmosphere, sometimes psychedelic, yet no way mellow. Truly a great lost gem” – Mutant Sounds.
Limited edition of 500 copies and comes with poster insert.
Landscape From A Dream
Images In Sand
Protect & Survive
Tropic Of Cancer
46 Botanical Species
(Trying To Find) The Hidden World
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