MODERN ART "Underwater Kites" (UK 1982 New Wave * Synth Pop * Post Punk * Electro Dark * First tape)

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MODERN ART "Underwater Kites"

"Guitar, drum machine and keyboards creating a calm yet dark atmosphere, sometimes psychedelic and no way mellow. Truly a great lost gem!" —Mutant Sounds

Welcome to the darkly enchanting minimal synth-pop and psych-tinged world of The Modern Art. As an introduction to the world of Coil and Current 93 collaborator Gary Ramon and his orbiting bandmates, you can't do better.

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. This remastered reissue of "Underwater Kites," their very first cassette album, originally released in 1982, includes five previously unissued tracks from that session—two of which are not on our recent LP reissue. On this album you will find examples of what was going on in England during the pinnacle of the post-punk scene—an inspired time that encouraged young musicians to develop music influenced by the likes of Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle and Clock DVA.

•First time digital reissue of Modern Art's debut cassette album

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released January 1, 1982


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