Mars / Complete Studio Recordings, th
Album: Complete Studio Recordings, th   Collection:General
Artist:Mars   Added:Aug 2004
Label:G3G Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-16 Pull Date: 2004-10-17
Week Ending: Oct 17 Oct 10 Sep 26 Sep 19 Sep 12 Sep 5 Aug 29 Aug 22
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1 1 4 9

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 29, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
Helen Forsdale
4. Apr 26, 2006: distraction-limited
2. Dec 27, 2006: Under the Radar (2006 at A Glance)
Helen Forsdale
5. Oct 15, 2004: Baptism of Solitude
3. May 09, 2006: Radio Of Imagination
6. Oct 08, 2004: Baptism of Solitude
Helen Forsdale

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2004-08-12
Another retrospective of ovarian NYC no-wave pioneer band, full back catalog 1977-1978. Slightly less obtuse than DNA, more melodic and accessable, but still far more abstract than the bands they spawned/influenced like Sonic Youth. Tribal beats, arrhythmia, noise stuff, desperate female vocs, strange sickness all over the place. Liner notes give good history, talks of their associations with Eno, Arto Lindsay (DNA), the whole no-wave scene. Check it out. Play this one for sure.

1) upbeat pensive driving
2) dark, slow bass driven, lo-fi vocs and discordant guit that launched a million Sonic Youths
3) classic from No New York comp, driving bass urgent with bizarre sounds and total no-wave guitars
4) slow dissonant dark, weird moany fem vocs
5) more bizarre percussive sounds, no wave Branca’esque driving feel
6) tribal tom tom drums and dissonance with near chanted vocs
7) lower fi pulsing, drum hits, crunching near noise no wave
8) lo fi rhythmic with strange sounds galore
9) a-rhythmic cliunky bash, great!
10) tribal simple beat
11) fucked up abstract arty noisey

Track Listing
1. 3E   6. Puerto Rican Ghost
2. 11,000 Volts   7. N.N.End
3. Helen Forsdale   8. Scorn
4. Hairwaves   9. Outside Africa
5. Tunnel   10. Monopoly
  11. The Immediate Stages of the