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The System / Music From Memory

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, The System, Vampirella, Find It In Your Eyes, Music From Memory, Red Light Records

Music From Memory`s essential 12″ series continues with an E.P. of material from the archives of Birmingham`s electronics pioneers, The System. Music I was tipped off to by Antinote`s Syracuse, when the duo selected “Vampirella”, a prophetic, percussive, surf-sampling, sublime, sought-after, shot of Proto-Techno for their “Three For Sunrise / Sunset”. “Vampirella” and its companion piece, “Pendy! You`re In Some Awful Danger” – effectively a beatless intro of synth and guitar ambience – make up one side of this E.P. The other by contrast contains two tracks of big-drummed `80s A.O.R. that navigate the fine high wire of “Balearic Marmite”, but which I know will become anthems in discerning circles, as huge for example as Flyer`s “Get Back Your Love”. “Almost Grown” pits its emotions against a “5 O`Clock” in the morning bass-line. “Find It In Your Eyes” raps heartbreak with Mike Francis in The Rock Bar, at the start of another night, another search for the one.

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, The System, Vampirella, Find It In Your Eyes, Music From Memory, Red Light Records

“The System E.P.” reached Japan`s shores, and I`m guessing most shops, last week. You can order a copy directly from MFM here.

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